Cartographers: As a group, use a large section of paper to draw a map of the Continental United States. On the map, show the cites where major battles of the American Revolution were fought. You should create a symbol for each battle showing which side
Cartographers: As a group, use a large section of paper to draw a map of the Continental United States. On the map, show the cites where major battles of the American Revolution were fought. You should create a symbol for each battle showing which side won. Create a Key or Legend, explaining the symbols.
Mathematicians: You will work together to compile statistics on the major battles of the American Revolution. Your group should include the dates on which the battles were fought, the number of soldiers who fought in each battle, the number of soldiers killed on each side, and how long the battle lasted. Formulate charts and graphs to compare and display this information in a way that you can present it to the class.
Battles to include: Bunker Hill, Long Island, Cow Pens, Saratoga, Trenton, Princeton, & Guildford Courthouse, Yorktown
Writers: Your group will work to create a Soldier’s Journal home. Visualize yourselves as soldiers with Washington’s army at Valley Forge. You will write letters to your family describing the conditions within camp. Describe your feelings about the chances of winning the war and how you feel as a soldier under the leadership of General Washington. Letters should describe your feelings about the war, camp, and conditions you and your comrades are facing. Dates should correspond to the soldier’s time spent at camp in Valley Forge.
Artists: Each student in your group will locate paintings/pictures in Chapter 6 that you will use to create a visual timeline of the American Revolution. You should be able to create a unique caption that describes the scenes relevance to the war. Illustrations should be neat, organized, and colored. Be ready to describe your drawings, in chronological order, to the class. 10 image minimum.
Talk Show: Your group will create a LIVE talk show in which you interview the following key people from the American Revolution: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, General Cornwallis, General Burgoyne & Mary Ludwig Hays. Work together to create a script for a 3-4 minute skit that you will act out at the beginning of class on Wednesday. Characters should be based on historical information presented in the text. Create a backdrop for your Talk Show with your trademark logo. Be creative, have fun, and keep to the FACTS! Create a logo for your talk show and consider dressing up, adding music or sound effects.
Minority groups involved in the War: Your group will create a mural and write poems about the role of women and African Americans during the Revolutionary War. Deborah Sampson, Sybil Ludington, Saul Mathews, & Prince Estabrook can serve as examples of study for your group; along with many, many others. Your group’s main question is, “How did they people/groups affect the outcome of the American Revolution?”
Traitors: Your group will hold a mock trial for Benedict Arnold—one of America’s best generals at the beginning of the Revolutionary War—who eventually betrayed the Patriots. Although a reward was offered for his capture, Arnold was never arrested. He escaped to England and live din exile in London until his death in 1801. Present a short lecture on the life and times of Benedict Arnold (focus on the specifics of his treasonous acts). Assign group members to be jurors, prosecutors, defense attorneys, witnesses, and Benedict himself. Decide the verdict and sentencing (if guilty) for Benedict Arnold. Keep to the facts!