Lesson details

Grade
8, 11
Subject

Social Studies

Topic

Regional and National Interest in the Development of Democracy

The American Revolution

Subtopic

Declaration of Independence, The American Revolution

The War for Independence

Recommended Technology: 
  • Tablets – at least one per group
  • Projection Board
  • Internet (recommended)
  • Image Display (SMARTBoard)
Other instructional materials or notes: 

Scrap Paper for students

South Carolina’s Military Contribution in the American Revolution

Duration: 
3-4 hours
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson
Lesson overview: 

This lesson is designed to complement student understanding of the American Revolution. The lesson is designed to be completed by 11th Grade US History students, yet should be able to be utilized (with minor adaption) by middle school students. This lesson exposes students to various sources and documents that expand the student’s understanding of the Revolutionary War in South Carolina. Students make use of skills such as document analysis, information organization, defending a historic argument, presentation, and creation of informational text.

Essential Question: 

Why do historians choose to emphasize some locations, heroes, and stories over others?

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