1. Introduction by Detective McDevitt, laying out the facts known in the immediate aftermath of Abraham Lincoln's Assassination
2. Detective McDevitt outlines what is yet to be solved: Was this a lone act, or a conspiracy? Who was involved?
3.Travel through 1865 Washington city looking for clues and eyewitness accounts (using People on Content to show primary source images of important people and places).
4. We learn who was involved in the conspiracy and what the consequences were for their involvement.
4. Time is allowed for questions and answers
- Use primary source documents to help Detective McDevitt investigate the conspiracy behind President Lincoln’s assassination
- Use their imaginations to travel back to 1865 and explore the geography and social and political worlds of Civil War Washington
- Determine the role and guilt of each Lincoln assassination consipirator
NSS-G.K-12.6 THE USES OF GEOGRAPHY
As a result of activities in grades K-12, all students should:
• Understand how to apply geography to interpret the past.
• Understand how to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.
NSS-USH.5-12.5 ERA 5: CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (1850-1877)
• Understands the causes of the Civil War
• Understands the course and character of the Civil War and its effects on the American people
• Understands how various reconstruction plans succeeded or failed
NA-T.5-8.7 ANALYZING, EVALUATING, AND CONSTRUCTING MEANINGS FROM IMPROVISED AND SCRIPTED SCENES AND FROM THEATRE, FILM, TELEVISION, AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA PRODUCTIONS
• Students articulate and support the meanings constructed from their and others' dramatic performances
• Students use articulated criteria to describe, analyze, and constructively evaluate the perceived effectiveness of artistic choices found in dramatic performances
NT.K-12.3 TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
• Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
NT.K-12.4 TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATION TOOLS
• Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.