There will be several elements to this test: terms/definitions, multiple choice, matching, lists, short answer and an essay. There will not be anything on this exam that is not included in this study guide.
10 Point Video Project: This is due at the start of the exam and should be posted on your blog and the class blog. If using Kizoa, slideshow must be properly embedded on your blog with appropriate set up writing, two/more links and label words. With iMovie and other platforms, be aware that if your project exceeds 100 MB, you cannot put directly onto Blogger- you’ll need to upload to YouTube first.
Ninety Point Final Exam Material To Study and Know:
“In the Arms of Angels: Magnolia Cemetery- Charleston’s Treasure of History, Mystery and Artistry”
- Chapter 3, “Confederacy Legacy”- read about the six Confederate generals at Magnolia Cemetery on pages 98-109- be able to match their names with their significant contributions or distinctions in the war/battles (students did in-class handout on this)
- Chapter 4, “The Children of Magnolia Cemetery”- review the array of illnesses and diseases that claimed the lives of infants and children in the 19th century, and be familiar with some of the statistical data given in the beginning of this chapter indicating the high child death rates back then
- Chapter 6, “Epic Epitaphs”- know the origin of the word “epitaph” and the most common sources of epitaph wording (bible verses, poetry, songs, etc.)
- Chapter 9, “The Way It Was” (pages 192-200)- be able to list some buildings and other structures that Magnolia Cemetery once had that are no longer there
“Stories Told in Stone: Cemetery Iconology- A Manual for Genealogy Research”
- Pages 13-21, “Glossary of Historic Diseases”- know the name and description of the following 20 illnesses and diseases: atrophy, cholera, consumption, diphtheria, encephalitis, falling sickness, French pox, Grocer’s itch, horrors, infantile paralysis, meningitis, myelitis, palsy, paroxysm, scarletina, ship fever, smallpox, St. Vitus’s dance, stranger’s fever, thrombosis. Be able to match the disease with the description from this book.
- Pages 22-23, “Glossary of Major Epidemics/Pandemics”- South Carolina is mentioned only once on this list. Know the year and the disease.
Other Course Material:
- Review this Post and Courier article about Elizabeth Jackson
- Dr. George Dickinson talk information (linked here)
- "How Different Religions Bury Their Dead” (handout and link here)
- “Funeral Rituals Around the World” --Tibetan, Torajanese (Indonesia), Australian Aborigine, Scandinavian Vikings
- Prezi: “Magnolia Cemetery (and Charleston’s) Confederacy Legacy”- review facts, details and names given in this presentation; be able to list some of the things Charleston “contributed” to the start of the Civil War; review “The Truth About Sullivan’s Island” piece about its little known role in slavery and the slave trade; and review the article on the causes of secession
- Prezi: “Victorian Splendor/Victorian Tragedy”- Review data and diseases mentioned, the information about the Lincoln and Davis families, and how Dr. John Snow tamed cholera
Also, expect a question at the end asking your thoughts about “what old cemeteries tell and teach the living”- the idea behind this course.
1. Semester in Review Video/Slideshow (remember to put on class blog): 10 points
2. Multiple Choice- 16 questions 32 points
3. Short Answer- 6 questions 12 points
4. Matching Diseases- 12 24 points
5. Matching Magnolia Cemetery Confederate Generals- 6 12 points
6. Short Essay- 1 10 points
Extra Credit Blog Posts: Will be accepted until Friday, May 4. After the exam date, you need to let me know if you do extra credit work so that I will look for it.
Final grades: Must be posted by noon on Monday, May 7.
Thank you for an excellent semester! Keep on bloggin’!