This program guides participants through an examination of primary sources and artifacts to learn more about the different people that made up the Continental Army. Participants will be encouraged to answer questions based on demonstrations and artifact analysis. Time will be allowed for questions and answers.
At the end of the lesson, students will be better able to:
- Identify uniforms, weapons, and equipment used by Revolutionary War Soldiers and describe their functions.
- Describe how Soldiers using the objects carried out the Continental Army’s mission
- Summarize how Soldiers endured hardships and overcame challenges.
- List examples of non-traditional social groups that contributed to the creation of the Continental Army and ultimately American independence.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Hisory and Social Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools
VS.5. – The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of Virginia in the American Revolution by
- identifying the reasons why the colonies went to war with Great Britain, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence;
- identifying the various roles of American Indians, whites, enslaved African Americans, and free African Americans in the Revolutionary War era, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, the Marquis de Lafayette, and James Lafayette;
- identifying the importance of the American victory at Yorktown;