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    Cowpens

    National Battlefield South Carolina

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    Patriotic Music

    Students will learn about our country's patriotic music in this music activity. At the picnic shelter, students can practice their fluency and analyze Yankee Doodle. Students can then sing the song chorally. After studying this song, discuss its use as a symbol for our country. What emotions does the song evoke? How does it represent our country?

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    Timeline Motion

    Students work cooperatively to figure out the correct sequence of events by using their background knowledge and text clues.

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    American Revolution Readers Theatre

    American Revolution Readers Theatre was developed by Dr. Rosalind M. Flynn with students at Sweet Apple Elementary School, Roswell, GA.

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    American Symbols

    The teacher will pass out symbol picture cards and talk to the students about each symbol.

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    Counting "Soldiers"

    Students can work on counting skills either in the classroom or at the park.

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    “Goin’ to Cowpens” Chant

    Teacher leads the students in a rousing march to Cowpens National Battlefield! Teacher follows script provided and students echo.

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    Colonial Games

    Students can enjoy the following activities to learn about the past and get active! "I Sent a Letter to My Love" (a variation of Duck, Duck, Goose) and "Skin the Snake"

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    Here a Cow, There a Cow!

    Everyone knew the location of the cattle grazing area known as the Cow Pens. Primary students can learn about some characteristics of animals that make them alike and different from other animals.

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    Then and Now

    Using replicas of common items, students try to identify the objects and determine the purpose.

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    Park Rangers Protect, Learn, and Explore

    The teacher reads information about national parks and the job of park rangers.

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.