Lesson Plan

Battle of Cowpens Webquest

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Grade Level:
Eighth Grade
Subject:
Revolutionary War
Duration:
2 class periods
Group Size:
Up to 24
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
South Carolina Social Studies: 8-2.3: Summarize course and key conflicts of the American Revolution in South Carolina & its effect on the state…Andrew Pickens…and the battle of Kings Mountains and Cowpens.

Overview

The student will analyze the significance of the Battle of Cowpens on the American Revolution by visiting websites.

Objective(s)

The student will analyze the significance of the Battle of Cowpens on the American Revolution.

Materials

Materials Needed:

 Bearss Video (http://www.nps.gov/cowp/planyourvisit/outdooractivities.htm - scroll down)

 Computer Lab

 Projector

 Web Access

 Webquest Sheet (Attached)

Pre-Video Procedure (activities/discussion/lesson)

Day 1: 1. Complete pre-assessment of students knowledge on the battle of Cowpens, Daniel Morgan, Andrew Pickens, Bannastre Tarleton (can be graphic organizer, quiz, oral discussion, etc.)

2. Show video clips of Bearss tour- Stop #1 and Stop #6. Students will take notes on video (optional).

Post-Video Procedure (activities/discussion/lesson)

Day 2: Students will complete a webquest on the computer to find information on the Battle and its significance to the American Revolution (Using notes from video and websites provided.)

Procedure