for 11th Grade U.S. History
Lee Moua, John Ballard, Jonathan
Taylor, Alice Steindler
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Throughout the history
of our country we have fought wars to gain independence, settle national
conflicts, and oppress tyranny. The political and economic
gains achieved during these conflicts however, have come at a cost.
This cost is evident in the mass causualties and deaths inflicted by the
instruments of war. During these wars, medical knowledge has trailed
military advancement. Fortunately throughout war history, from The
American Revolution to World War II, there have been vital gains in medical
knowledge and equipment. These gains have effectively saved the lives
of many soldiers and civilians. The purpose of this webquest is to
offer insightful information of the development of war medicine.
Scenario: You are traveling
home from school one afternoon and you encounter a time machine.
There are 3 soldiers within the time machine, one from the American Revolution,
one from the Civil War, and one from World War II. They have been
in search of 3 doctors to care for the injured soldiers from each time
period. Each soldier describes a shortage of doctors and explains
how due to this shortage, many soldiers have lost their lives from lack
of medical attention. Your task as students is form a small group
of 3. Each individual within the group is to decide which time period
they would like to visit with the time machine and assist in the medical
attention of the wounded soldiers. All medical doctors, during these
time periods, had the knowledge needed to assist the wounds of the injured
soldiers. Therefore, you need to use the websites provided to gain
the necessary knowldege needed to treat the wounds and diseases you
may encounter from the wounded soldiers.
Split up into groups of
Within the group, decide
who will be traveling to the different time period.
After chosing your time
period, decide what illness or wound the soldier you have found is suffering
Carefully research the
information provided by the following websites pertaining to the time period
you wish to travel back in time to. Using the webquest along with
the links provided, decide what methods, instruments and tools will be
needed to assist in the treatment of the injured soldier you have encountered.
World War II:
American Revolution: http://www.thenortherncampaign.org/past9.htm
As you are researching
your project, individually, keep research notes detailing the information
utilized from the website pertaining to your scenario.
Pick the method you think
will be the best in treating the wounded soldier and write a one page summary
describing the scenario and the method that will be implemented.
Return to your groups
of 3 and share your findings with each other. Compare and contrast
the different methods each of you used in your treatment of your wounded
soldier. Determine how medicine has evolved between each of the 3
wars and discuss it within your group.
Finally, as a group write
a summary comparing each individual scenario citing specific similarities
and differences relative to the three separate time periods.
A total of 100 possibe
points can be earned for this project.
In order to get the
full 25 points your summary will need a detail description of the scenario
you encounter including time period, wound treated, method of treatment,
intruments used, and the results of the treatment. Grammar will count!!
You will be required
to offer insightful contributions to your group's discussion of the various
scenarios. Each group member will be ask to give an evaluation of
fellow group members. These evaluation will be part of the 25 points
along with my own observation of your participation.
Group Summary: 25
Your summary should
be a collaborative group effort. The summary should include a brief description
of each scenario. Your descriptions should demostrate your knowledge
and understanding of war and medicine and how they have evolved over time
Research Notes on Sites:
Your notes should
provide evidence of your website research. In other words, you should
cite information obtain from the web sites that you will use in your scenario.
After completing the
task offered by this webquest, students will have gained information relative
to the advancement of medical science throughout three historical periods.
This knowledge will have been obtained by researching improvements made
in this field from the American Revolution through WWII.
Last updated on August
15, 1999. Based on a template from The