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Students study the key figures in African-American military history. They discover how African-American military history reflect both discrimination and the often heroic struggle to overcome discrimination. They examine the key periods of progress in African-American military history.
Fifth graders gather information about ten important people from the American Revolution before engaging in a twenty questions activity with another class. They dress and role play as the figures. They engage in a Virtual Field Trip with a class from another class using the appropriate technology.
Students explore the American Revolution. In this Colonial history instructional activity, students research and then report "on the spot" from an American Revolution War battlefield from a patriot or loyalist's point of view. They will use Primary Access to report their stories. This instructional activity includes web resources, slide show, and primary source documents.
Students examine the leadership role of George Washington in the American Revolution. In this George Washington lesson, students read selections titled "Generalship," and "Candidate for Commander-in-Chief." After students read the pieces, they determine whether Washington was a good fit for Commander of the Continental Army.
Casting the American Revolution into a bright, informative light, this presentation details many key facts about the strategies and decision during the revolutionary campaigns. The latter half of the slides prompt viewers to examine why the British lost the war, as well as covering the next steps for the blossoming United States of America.