Lesson

Women and The American Revolution

Lesson Overview

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. 

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

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?

 

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

4

Social Studies

For project:

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

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