Exploring Our Past

History Repeats Itself...

   1999- NATO bombs Kosovo
     10 years ago- Desert Storm
       40 years ago- Vietnam
         60 years ago- World War II
           85 years ago- World War I
             140 years ago- Civil War
               225 years ago- Revolutionary War
Who fights these battles, why do they fight,
what effects does war have on individuals, communities, and countries?

The County Historical Society has asked your class to research the lives of the Revolutionary War Veterans buried within the county. Projects created in this classroom will be added to the website of the County Historical Society.

Your help is needed to explore the past of these veterans and the effects of war in general.
Your challenge...
Explore and research the lives of our local Revolutionary War veterans by asking questions, finding answers, and relating the effects of war in general
Research using books, local living veterans, letters from veterans, family members and the Internet (contact experts, museums, students in war-torn countries, and more.)


Your First Assignment...
As a class, brainstorm a list of questions that you have about war. All questions are accepted because there is no wrong question!
Before progressing...
Read and submit the following with necessary signatures:
  1. Acceptable Use Policy- read, sign, and turn in
  2. Photo Permission Form (not required)
  3. Project Participation Form- outlines the project, use of technology and will be given to you by your teacher.
  4. Self Assessment Tool- will not be graded, but must be handed in. This form will be given to you by your teacher.

You are now ready to begin your project by going to the Assignment Page.

Introduction *** Assignments *** Resources *** Links *** Assessment *** Site Map
Communication with Experts on the Internet *** Technology Instructional Pages
Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.


Author(s): Jim Caldwell, Jan Jungk
School: Carrollton High School, Carrollton, Illinois
Created: March 10, 1999 - Updated: August 19, 1999
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w99/projects/chswar/student.html