Lesson Plan

Morgan and Tarleton Talk Show

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Grade Level:
Eighth Grade
Subject:
Language Arts, Revolutionary War
Duration:
1 class period
Group Size:
Up to 24
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
South Carolina English/Language Arts: 8-2.1: Comparing and contrasting central ideas.
 8-6.1: Clarify and refine & research topic.

Overview

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

Objective(s)

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



Materials

 Transcription of Ed Bearss Battlefield Tour, Cowpens National Battlefield, August 1, 2011. Go to: 

Ed Bearss battlefield tour: http://www.nps.gov/cowp/planyourvisit/outdooractivities.htm (scroll down)

 Paper/Pencil

 Revolutionary Timeline (attached); Battle of Cowpens: A Documented narrative and Troop Movements Maps by Edwin C. Bearss.



Procedure

Prior to Battleground Tour:

Review Revolutionary timeline (attached)

 Read aloud sections of Bearss’ book, The Battle of Cowpens.

 

Post Fieldtrip:

Students form questions for interviewing the two leaders.

 Students perform the interview, having one student as Morgan, and another student as Tarleton.

 Questions are to reveal the men’s personal lives as well as their war strategies.

Assessment

Question and answers are to be written out with rubric.

 Rubric for Presentation.