Q2, Wk 5

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #14
Unit of InstructionRevolutionary War
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.1.1 Provide supporting details for an answer from text, interview for oral history, check validity of information from research/text, and identify strong vs. weak arguments.

SS.8.A.1.7 View historic events through the eyes of those who were there as shown in their art, writings, music, and artifacts.

SS.8.A.3.4 Examine the contributions of influential groups to both the American and British war efforts during the American Revolutionary War and their effects on the outcome of the war.

SS.8.A.3.6 Examine the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Students will write a letter that includes details about life in the Continental Army during the war. 
  • Students will be able to explain the course of the latter half of the war.
Classroom Activities

Day 1: 

Students read primary and secondary sources in small groups the describe life as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. They then learn about Valley Forge using the textbook and additional materials. Students then write a letter from the perspective of a soldier including details that they learned about. 

Day 2: 

Students take notes on and discuss the last half of the war ending with the Southern Campaign. 

Day 3: Students work on textbook questions page 157 1-5. They then complete a timeline of the Revolutionary War. 

Assignments Due

Letter Home. 

Page 157 1-5

Additional Resources