As a key figure in the American Revolution, General Francis Marion, best known as the “Swamp Fox,” surprise attacked the British forces in South Carolina, destroying communication and supply lines. Many of the stories told about Francis Marion have been passed down by word of mouth, like folklore. Therefore, many facts about Francis Marion have been exaggerated and changed. Students will examine a primary source to try to find some facts from the folklore.
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
None needed, but could assist in the completion of the lesson progression.
- Paper balls
- Copy of Francis Marion and the Legend of The Swamp Fox
- Copies of “Song of Marion’s Men” for each student
- Copies of Gen. Greene to Gen. Marion letter for each student
- Handouts to guide students in the examination of both documents, see Marion Document Examination Guide
- 3-3 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the American Revolution and South Carolinas role in the development of the new American nation.
- 3-3.0 People establish governments to provide stability and ensure the protection of their rights as citizens. To understand the causes and results of the American Revolution on South Carolina, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set fort...