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To fight or not to fight, that is the question. A thought-provoking activity focuses on the Dunmore Declaration that promised to free enslaved people who chose to fight for the British during the American Revolution. Scholars read the document, complete a worksheet, and participate in a short group discussion to understand the impact the offer had on the lives of African Americans.
- Have pupils write a journal entry from the perspective of an enslaved person during the American Revolution
- Compare the pros and cons of enslaved people fighting for King George III
- Activity is pulled from a larger unit, Through Their Eyes: Major Causes and Events of the American Revolution Teacher Resource Guide
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