Southern Campaign

The Southern Campaign was critical in determining the outcome of the American Revolutionary War, yet the South’s importance has been downplayed in most historical accounts to date.  

Grades 6-12

Eight online educational lessons are based around short video segments produced in a documentary style, consisting of historical reenactments, demonstrations, interviews with historians, period artifacts and music, artistic renderings, and maps. 

South Carolina ETV, The National Park Service, The Self Family FoundationThe George Washington Endowment Fund of the National Society of the Sons of the American RevolutionThe South Carolina State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and The ETV Endowment of South Carolina (a contribution from Dr. Charles B. Hanna) collaborated to tell the stories of The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.

 

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The Southern Campaign - Ninety Six: The End Game
The Southern Campaign - Ninety Six: The End Game

Lesson

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...

General Horatio Gates | Battle of Camden
General Horatio Gates | Battle of Camden

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General Horatio Gates was the leader of the new Continental Army in the South. He was known as the “Hero of Saratoga,” one of the biggest patriot victories, in New York State in 1777. His second-in...
General Nathanael Greene | Cowpens
General Nathanael Greene | Cowpens

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In the fall of 1780, George Washington appointed General Nathanael Greene to command the Continental army in the South. From North Carolina, Greene sent a portion of his men under General Daniel...

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National Parks Service

National Parks Service

Teaching with Historic Places through the National Parks Service offers a series of more than 160 classroom-ready lesson plans (7 specifically for SC) that use historic sites as a means for exploring...