Lesson Plan

Battle of Cowpens Illustrated

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Grade Level:
Eighth Grade
Subject:
Language Arts, Revolutionary War
Duration:
1 week
Group Size:
Up to 24
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
South Carolina English/Language Arts: 8-2.4 Create responses to informational text through a variety of methods.

Overview

Students will be able to create a pictorial rendition of the battle.

Objective(s)

Students will be able to create a pictorial rendition of the battle.



Materials

1. Copies of graphic novels & picture books

2. Blank paper – colored pencils

3. Flow map

4. Cowpens: A Battle Remembered video



Procedure

Pre-Video Procedure (activities/discussion/lesson)

Cowpens: A Battle Remembered previously viewed

Post-Video Procedure (activities/discussion/lesson)

1. Create sequencing/flow map on events of battle.

2. Explain the use of graphic novels/ picture books. Look though many examples.

3. In groups – Choose to create graphic novel or picture book (to donate to elementary school) rubric for book and for individual student assignment (narrator, artist, fact finder, etc.)