Fighting for Whose Freedom? Black Soldiers in the American Revolution

Fight for freedom! The lesson delves into the world of African American soldiers during the American Revolution. Scholars read documents, such as the Dunmore Proclamation, to understand how the British government treated African Americans during the war. The resource also used graphic organizers and worksheets to help historians analyze primary sources. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils write journal entries from the perspective of African American soldiers
  • Compare experiences of African American and white soldiers during the American Revolution 
Classroom Considerations
  • Students must be familiar with the story of The Boston Massacre to complete the lesson 
  • The resource explains a sensitive topic in a respectful way 
  • Lesson highlights African American experiences 
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