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“Two sides of the Revolutionary War; Loyalists and Patriots. -Tom Wenstrom. Overall Goal. Take a deep, unbiased look into both sides columnists played during the Revolutionary War; the loyalists side and the patriot side. Key Objectives.

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“Two sides of the Revolutionary War; Loyalists and Patriots

-Tom Wenstrom


Overall Goal

  • Take a deep, unbiased look into both sides columnists played during the Revolutionary War; the loyalists side and the patriot side


Key Objectives

  • Students will analyze and create own ideas using primary sources

  • Students intellectually interact with peers through means of cooperative learning

  • Develop skills to detect bias and propaganda

  • Develop skills and thoughts of their own; argue and defend these beliefs

  • Make perditions using given information and own judgment


Brief overview of some activities that will meet objectives

  • Examine two sources of propaganda; one for the loyalists and party and one for the patriots, however the teacher will not reveal which photo belongs to which party

  • This will teach the kids to develop ideas using primary sources

  • This will activity will the students in the process of detecting bias and propaganda


Brief overview of some activities that will meet objectives

  • Students will be asked to break up into smaller groups and discuss specific ideas

  • This will create peer to peer cooperative learning


Brief overview of some activities that will meet objectives

  • We will break the class into two groups randomly; Loyalists and Patriots

  • The two sides will than hold a debate over given scenarios

  • Example of a scenario’s would be

  • “After the war should all the loyalists be hung or deported, or should they be allowed to stay in the United States”

  • “If the British approach a poor farmer and they offer the poor man an extremely enormous amount of money in exchange for food, should the man sell the crops to the British?”

  • This will allow the students to defend and argue their own points of view


Brief overview of some activities that will meet objectives

  • The students will write a one page paper predicting what side they would have been on if they were living in America at the time of the Revolution

  • This allows kids to be creative and make predictions using the knowledge they attained along with their own insight


Evaluation

  • The students will be evaluated throughout the week, regarding their participation and insight into discussions

  • The class debate will be a key evaluation to evaluate students progress in developing their own thoughts

  • The short paper will also be used to assess the student’s creativity and understanding of the two parties

  • According to the Connecticut State Department of Education sixth grade students should be evaluated on short one or two page papers, so this may have the most value


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