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    Cowpens

    National Battlefield South Carolina

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    The Scots-Irish in the Carolina Backcountry

    Have students identify the Scots-Irish and explain their role in the Carolina Backcountry during the American Revolution.

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    Grass: the Essence of Cowpens

    When we think of prairies, we often think of the Midwest — the short-grass or tall-grass prairies, and the association of soil, grass and wildlife. The Southeast, on the other hand, has often been pictured as a great forest. Just as there were great expanses of forest in the Southeast, there were areas of interspersed grassland, forming a mosaic of forest, field and water.

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    Upper Piedmont Habitat Prior to 1781

    To have students define what kind of habitat an animal would have needed to survive in the upper Piedmont of the Carolinas prior to the Battle of Cowpens. Students will describe elements that contributed to the animal’s extinction from the area.

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    Cooperating Associations

    Students analyze problems and perform basic addition and subtraction as well as figure percentages.

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    Create Your Own National Park

    Students describe characteristics of a National Park, discuss some of the problems and critical issues facing National Parks, and analyze acquired information to write a persuasive proposal for setting aside an area as a National Park.

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    Morgan and Tarleton Talk Show

    Students will be able to create a talk show or newscast interview with Daniel Morgan and Banastre Tarleton.

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    Cowpens: A Battle Remembered

    Students will be able to analyze the literacy genre of narrative poetry.

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    Battle of Cowpens Illustrated

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

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    History and Technology

    Summarize the Battle of Cowpens.

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    Measurements

    Students will be able to understand the distances of 300 yards and 50 yards.

Did You Know?

camp followers

In the Revolutionary War, some women, known as camp followers, went with their husbands to the battlefields to tend to such chores as cooking, mending, laundry, and nursing the sick and wounded. Sometimes unmarried women performed these duties for a small wage and half rations.