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George Washington Takes Command of the Continental Army during the American Revolution

Lesson Overview

This lesson will cover the events leading up to George Washington taking command of the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Students will learn about the challenges faced by the Continental Army and how Washington's leadership helped turn the tide of the war.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the events leading up to George Washington taking command of the Continental Army
  • Understand the challenges faced by the Continental Army during the American Revolution
  • Understand how George Washington's leadership helped turn the tide of the war
  • Can analyze primary sources to gain a deeper understanding of the events

Methodology

This lesson will be taught through a combination of lecture, class discussion, and primary source analysis. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and participate in class discussion.

Resources/Materials

  • Textbook: The American Revolution: A History by Gordon S. Wood
  • Primary sources: George Washington's Letter to the Continental Congress and The Declaration of Independence
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Handouts with primary source documents

Activities

  • Lecture on the events leading up to George Washington taking command of the Continental Army
  • Class discussion on the challenges faced by the Continental Army during the American Revolution
  • Primary source analysis of George Washington's Letter to the Continental Congress and The Declaration of Independence
  • Small group activity where students analyze a primary source document and present their findings to the class
  • Wrap-up discussion on how George Washington's leadership helped turn the tide of the war

Assessment

Students will be assessed through their participation in class discussion, their analysis of primary source documents, and their small group activity presentation.

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This lesson plan complies with the Common Core State Standards for History/Social Studies.

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