During this one week lesson, students will use their analyzing, problem solving, cooperative, and creative skills to tell the story of a colonial woman from the Revolutionary War. These stories will demonstrate the dedication, courage, and sacrifices that women demonstrated during the American Revolution. Students will use primary and secondary sources both online and in paper form from the library to research a woman from this era that was involved in the war. With this information groups will present the woman's story to the school and community in a creative way. Students may create a powerpoint, poster or pamphlet, build a model statue, or act out a skit.
How did the contributions of women during the American Revolution help defeat the British Army as well as help create a new nation?
How did the roles of women during the Colonial period change during the American Revolution?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
video camera (to record skit)
art supplies, crayons, color pencils, markers
cardstock paper for pamphlets
craft items to make costumes for skit
modeling clay or other craft materials for model/ statue