1. Introduction into the causes that lead to the American Revolution
2. Discussion of key battles fought in the Southern campaign
3. Introduction of spy techniques commonly used in the American Revolution
4. Students practice code breaking to assist the cause
5. Wrap-up and questions
The participant will:
- compare the perspectives of different groups of during the American Revolution, including Patriots, Tories/Loyalists, women, enslaved and free Africans, and Native Americans
- summarize the importance of the key battles of the Revolutionary War and the reasons for American victories including Lexington and Concord, Bunker (Breed’s) Hill, Charleston, Saratoga, Cowpens, and Yorktown
NSS-USH.5-12.3 ERA 3: REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION (1754-1820s)
-Understands the causes of the American Revolution, the ideas and interests involved in forging the revolutionary movement, and the reasons for the American victory
-Understands the impact of the American Revolution on politics, economy, and society
South Carolina Social Studies Standard (4.2.CO)
Compare the roles of marginalized groups during the American Revolution.
South Carolina Social Studies Standard (4.2.CE)
Examine the economic and political motivations for colonists to declare independence from Great Britain.
South Carolina Social Studies Standard (8.2.CO) Compare the motives and demographics of loyalists and patriots within South Carolina and the colonies.