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Revolutionary War on Wednesday. Objective: Students will examine the Revolutionary War and the key people who led America to freedom. Resources to learn more: Declaration of Independence Creating military.

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    1. Revolutionary War on Wednesday Objective: Students will examine the Revolutionary War and the key people who led America to freedom Resources to learn more: Declaration of Independence Creating military Book Summary: The book takes place during the Revolutionary War. The children have a quest to find “something to send” and aid in the decision to invade the Hessian army and win the battle. Setting: The bank of the Delaware River in Pennsylvania on Dec. 25, 1776. Author: Mary Pope Osborne Revolutionary War on Wednesday Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); 1997 BeAnna Wilburn

    2. How different is England’s Government to Ours? • Activity: The American Crisis (No. 1) was written by Thomas Paine, an inspirational British writer. In December of 1776, George Washington motivated his troops by reading the essay at the Delaware River. This rallied the troops and they won the battle. • In your journals, write an inspirational speech as if you were George Washington. What would you tell your troops that are hungry, defeated, and cold? What would you say to encourage them?

    3. What kind of government would you form? • Activity: The Declaration of Independence was created and fought for in 1776. Pretend the class is its own society. In a group discussion, come up with ten rules that you feel would be important to have in your own “Declaration of Independence”?

    4. Question • Activity: The life of an American Revolutionary soldier was very hard. Using the internet, find information on Revolutionary soldiers and the life of an American soldier now. Write a well-developed paragraph comparing and contrasting each type of soldier.

    5. Standards • NCSS: II. Time, Continuity, and Change • South Carolina Standard 4-3 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the conflict between the American colonies and England. • South Carolina Standard 4-3.2 Summarize the roles of principal American, British, and European leaders involved in the conflict, including King George III, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, and the Marquis de Lafayette. • South Carolina Standard 4-3.3 Explain the major ideas and philosophies of government reflected in the Declaration of Independence.

    6. Sources • http://loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3b19847 • http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/rbpebib:@field(NUMBER+@band(rbpe+03902300)) • http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/revolut/jb_revolut_army_1.html • http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/declara/declara2.html • http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/declara/declara4.html