Lesson Introduction: Attention Grabber- Model and Imitate the life of a patriot solder.
Instructional Process (Place Internet activity within lesson structure.)
Activity #1: Introduction- Using Drama to impersonate the life of a South Carolina soldier who has joined Washington's army. Notes: Key Points to include-
1. living conditions
2. training as a soldier
3. battles I have fought in
Activity #2: Handout- Everyone receives their new name and handout. On this they describe their physical appearance. Next, the students using check boxes describe their family situation. Notes:
-favorite thing to do
-why they joined the army
Activity #3: Next, students look up on the internet Valley Forge during the winter of 1777. http://www.americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/VALLEY.HTM Notes:
Using a graphic organizer students fill in the key information.
Activity #4: On Microsoft Word, students write their letters using the key information they looked up on the internet. Notes:
Activity #5: Students check their rubric to make sure all supporting details are addressed. Notes: rubric
Homework or extension activity: ________________________________________
Assessment/Reflection: (Strategy/Result) Graphic Organizer, Written Expression- Letter to Parents.