The Southern Campaign - The Battles of Waxhaws and Brattonsville

Lesson Overview

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.

Less than 1 hour
Lesson Type
1:1 Lesson

Essential Question

How did the South Carolina frontier experience affect the outcome of Revolutionary War battles fought during the Southern Campaign?

Driving Question: How did tactics and outcomes of Waxhaws and Brattonsville affect Patriot participation in the Revolutionary War?

Lesson Created By: Lisa Ray and Lewis Huffman

Lesson Partners: National Parks Service, Sons of The America Revolution-National, ETV Education, Self Family Foundation