The Revolutionary War in the South laid the groundwork for the eventual Patriot victory at Yorktown. There were many battles with both successes and defeats. Students will be asked to explore each southern battle with the primary essential question in mind. To guide them along this path, activities have been created that highlight certain aspects of southern battles, and where appropriate, show the connectivity of battles. Each battle will have a “Driving Question” that ties to the “Essential Question”. Students will be asked to complete activities that answer the “Driving Question”, culminating in a final project.
How did the South Carolina frontier experience affect the outcome of Revolutionary War battles fought during the Southern Campaign?
Driving Question: Is necessity the mother of invention? Prove or disprove this adage using the battles of King's Mountain and Cowpens.
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
Computer with internet access - White Board/Projection device to project the analysis sheet
The sheets (Anaylsis & Ms. Necessity) can be copied for students and used in a traditional manner.
- 8-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the causes of the American Revolution and the beginnings of the new nation, with an emphasis on South Carolina’s role in the development of that nation.
- The events surrounding the American Revolution transformed British colonists into American citizens. To understand South Carolina’s pivotal role in this process, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indica...