Gentle Annie: The True story of a Civil War Nurse Research Activity
Directions: Read the questions first.
1. Annie's father and later her coworker, Florrie, die of consumption. What is this disease called today?
Why is it still a danger?
How can people reduce its risk?
2. Will gives Annie a book as a birthday gift. It is about Florence Nightingale.
3. Annie observes that Washington D.C. will be pretty when the Capitol dome is finished.
Which of these Washington D.C. sights were present during the Civil War? (Do some online digging to make your decisions)
When was the dome on the U. S. Capitol completed?
Write one fact about the dome.
What is on top of the Capitol Building dome?
Does your state Capitol have a dome?
4. Casualties of War. Read this Smithsonian article about medical service during the Civil War.
5. Annie is horrified by the battle at Bull Run. Kady tells her that some people had a picnic while watching that battle.
What do you think of the idea of people having a picnic while watching a battle?
6. Several songs are mentioned in the book. "Yankee Doodle", "Tenting Tonight", "John Brown's Song"
Look into one of the song's story. Write two facts.
Bugles were used to communicate during the Civil War. The "Scott Tattoo" was one such tune. It became "Taps".
When is it played today?
7. Ms Shura writes that after the battle at Gettysburg, guns were stacked in clusters like cornstalks.
Who gave a famous speech at that dedication ceremony?
What was the title of the speech?
8. What do think Annie Etheridge Hook would think regarding where she is buried?
9 Mary Francis Craig was a recipient of the Carl Sandburg Literary Arts Award in 1985.
When an author publishes their work under another name, this is called using a ...
Name another American author who published their work under a different name.
Why do you think an author would use another name for their work?
"WHERE our government to order a gold medal to be given to the woman who has most distinguished herself by heroic courage on the field, and by the most patient and effective service in the military hospitals, there can be little doubt that the united voices of the soldiers and of all the army nurses would assign the honor to Anna Etheridge, of Michigan." 1
1 Moore, Frank, Women of the War: Their Heroism and Self-Sacrifice, S.S. Scranton, Hartford, CT. 1866. 604 pgs. P 513 - 518. Available online through Questia - The World's Largest Online Library of Books that provides 24/7 access to the world's largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles.
Extend your knowledge and thinking:
* Watch: Timeline Introduction to Benjamin Banneker - Make a timeline for Annie Etheridge.
* Make a pamphlet or a web page/site about another woman who served her country during the Civil War.
*Discover how the people in your community supported the Cause during the Civil War.
*Make a set of Character Trading Cards. - Planning sheet
* Make a character trait word cloud
* Make a GoogleLit Trip about the story.
* Gain a deeper perspective about life during the Civil War
The Civil War @ PBS | Index of Civil War Information on the Internet
Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet | Design a PowerPoint™ presentation of the story's elements
Civil War Research how to | Spotsylvania Stump | Civil War Soldier @ NPS
The Capitol Dome - learn more about it | Make a Book Trailer with Photo Story 3 free software and tutorial
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