Revolution and New Nation

Armies during the American Revolution were more structured and organized than we often give them credit for.

This set of materials is intended to help teachers use history to educate children.

This is a lesson plan from The Powder House, South Carolina's oldest public building.

This is a lesson plan from The Powder House, South Carolina's oldest public building. Students will write a journal entry as if they were a soldier in the Revolutionary War.

This activity uses multiple short excerpts that discuss the sequence of events leading to Greene’s attack and eventual repulse at the Star Fort.

Questions discussed in this lesson plan are: *What were duties and responsibilities of African-American soldiers in the American Revolution? *How did African Americans make significant contributions during the American Revolution?

Students will learn about the major battles of the Revolutionary war through the Internet and streaming videos.

Developed with the assistance of the teachers at Westview Elementary School in Goose Creek, South Carolina, this package provides detailed curricula materials looking at the religious persecution of the Huguenots, the cultivation and marketing of

People wrote lots of letters during the 1800s, but those letters would sometimes take very long time to arrive at their destinations.

GOAL:  To understand the civil war nature of the American Revolution in the South. (The highest number and most violent engagements of the war took place in the South. It was in the south that the Patriots secured victory.)

This activity will enable students to better understand the makeup of an army in the American Revolution, and thus begin to have an appreciation for the human cost of war.

Lessons related to Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, Pinckney Family, the Pinckney Plan, and archaeology at Snee Farm.

GOAL: To introduce to students the connection of citizenship to ideals of the American Revolution and to demonstrate the importance of civic responsibility and participatory choices in American constitutional government.

Using multiple primary sources to build analytical and corroborative skills to examine the circumstances surrounding Daniel Morgan’s decision to fight when and where he chose.

This is a lesson plan from The Powder House, South Carolina's oldest public building. The teacher will facilitate a discussion on arches. An arch is a curved structure that spans an opening, usually made of stone or other masonry.

GOAL: To have students assess the importance of leadership at the Battle of Cowpens.

Students will be able to analyze the literacy genre of narrative poetry.

GOAL: To present to students a brief history of the Cowpens National Battlefield and of facts pertaining to the park.

This lesson will enable the students to compare George Washington’s description of South Carolina from 1791 to South Carolina today.

The goal of this field trip is to present to students the importance of native grasses and the grasslands that were the essence of the landscape at the site of the Battle of Cowpens.

This activity uses two excerpts that discuss the issues surrounding Greene and the decision to lay siege to Star Fort. Students will compare and contrast the two excerpts to develop and understanding of Greene’s decision.

GOAL:  To introduce students to backcountry lifestyles related to the Battle of Cowpens

Summarize the Battle of Cowpens.

King Charles to King Cotton: South Carolina 1670-1860 is a South Carolina 3rd and 8th Grade program designed by educators affiliated with the following museum properties:

At the end of this activity, the student will be able to:

GOAL: To have students contrast and compare the leadership styles of Daniel Morgan and Banastre Tarleton at the Battle of Cowpens in context of the Revolutionary War.

GOAL: To be able to personalize and better understand certain aspects of the cultural, natural and social histories of the time and place of the Battle of Cowpens.

This is a Teachers Resource Guide about Historic Latta Plantation about life as a Yeoman farmer.

To provide the opportunity for students to identify clothing of the Revolutionary War Era in comparison with modern clothing.

Students will locate on a map the starting location of the different lines at the Battle of Cowpens.

GOAL: To introduce to students material culture and music related to the Battle of Cowpens.

GOAL: To introduce to students material culture related to the Battle of Cowpens.

Students will be able to create a talk show or newscast interview with Daniel Morgan and Banastre Tarleton.

Utilizing six fundamental historical concepts, students will break down and critically analyze Daniel Morgan’s innovative plan of Battle at Cowpens.

The United States has changed in size and shape greatly from our founding in 1776 to the present day.

GOAL: To introduce students to Catawba and Cherokee culture in the Revolutionary Era Carolinas and have them access the role of each in the American Revolution.

Summarize the Battle of Cowpens.

Students will learn about our country's patriotic music in this music activity. At the picnic shelter, students can practice their fluency and analyze Yankee Doodle. Students can then sing the song chorally.

The students will relate the events preceding and at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, will analyze two primary documents describing the battle and then compare and contrast the descriptions, and will locate the major components in the battle on a

GOAL:To have students learn about the personal effects carried by soldiers during the American Revolution.

This is a Teachers Resource Guide about Historic Latta Plantation about farming and plantation life.

This lesson focuses on cause and effect, a Social Studies skill, and citing evidence, a literacy skill. Students will compare and contrast, take a stance, and support the stance with evidence.

Timeline activity to accompany the Ed Bearss battlefield tour video of the Battle of Cowpens.

This lesson briefly discusses the Constitution (to be covered in more detail in a later lesson), Articles of Confederation, and the signers of the Constitution from South Carolina.

This lesson is designed to help students gain a better understanding of the terrain, geographic zones and planes of South Carolina and to get an understanding of how much of the Revolution was fought in South Carolina.

At the end of this activity, the student will be able to: - summarize the course of the American Revolution in South Carolina. - Compare the perspectives of South Carolinians during the American Revolution.

This activity is for students to become familiar with foods common to 18th century soldiers and the quantities needed to sustain an army of the time.

Soldiers in the 18th century received a daily ration of food. This was usually of low quality, and many times minimal in amount. These meager amounts, though, added up, creating a major logistical challenge for the army.

At the end of this activity, the student will be able to list the reasons for fighting for both the British and the Americans.

Questions discussed in this lesson plan are:

Students will be able to:

GOAL: To have students abstract information relevant to the battle, its participants and geography through the use of an original source.

GOAL: To show students how Carolina backcountry geography affected the course of the Battle of Cowpens.

GOAL: To help students gain skills in understanding a primary (original) historical source, i.e., a journal as it relates to the Battle of Cowpens.

GOAL: To help students understand the importance of the musket and rifle to the early settlers, and identify the difference between the two weapons.

The purpose of this lesson is for the student to understand that that the original writers of the United States Constitution did not necessarily encompass everyone when including the statement, “All Men are Created Equal.” Despite this, each group

Students will be introduced to the Old Santee Canal and the Santee Cooper Project. They will become familiar with the two topics, map specific locations, and weigh the positive and negative aspects of the project. 

 

Have students identify the Scots-Irish and explain their role in the Carolina Backcountry during the American Revolution.

Using replicas of common items, students try to identify the objects and determine the purpose.

This Land is Your Land is an interesting and aggressive lesson that incorporates research, hands-on activities and on-site learning to illustrate and reinforce how the geographic features of Upstate South Carolina contributed to the Patriot strate

The Battle of Kings Mountain is an excellent example of how landscape and geography can affect the outcome of events.

GOAL: The goal of this lesson is for students to become familiar with the healing and patient care required for returning soldiers to battle.

GOAL: To introduce to students the role of African-Americans at the Battle of Cowpens in context of the Revolutionary struggle against England and the African-American struggle for freedom.

To have students define what kind of habitat an animal would have needed to survive in the upper Piedmont of the Carolinas prior to the Battle of Cowpens.

GOAL: To have students work with primary sources related to the Battle of Cowpens.

This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration files "Georgetown County Rice Culture, c. 1750-c. 1910" and "Chicora Wood Plantation" as well as other source materials on the rice culture of Georgetown County.

Teacher leads the students in a rousing march to Cowpens National Battlefield! Teacher follows script provided and students echo.