Who's in Camp?

Pupils complete readings, a group activity using cards, and a writing activity to better understand people's lives during the American Revolution. The resource emphasizes people such as the militiamen, women, officers, and children, highlighting the importance of each role.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Turn the lesson into an in-class project by assigning each individual to show more about their daily lives during the war with diary entries, photographs, and maps
  • Make the last activity into group work by asking groups to perform a short skit involving the lives of the six people
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires scholars to read a book before beginning the activity
  • The resource serves as the second in a 15-part series
Pros

  • Enables learners to put their individual spins on the activity by choosing which character to portray
  • Promotes a collaborative learning environment
  • Teaches empathy and builds writing skills
Cons

  • None