Lesson Plan

Cowpens: A Battle Remembered

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Grade Level:
Eighth Grade
Subject:
Language Arts, Revolutionary War
Duration:
2 class periods
Group Size:
Up to 24
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
South Carolina English/Language Arts:
 8-5: Writing for a variety of purposes and audiences
 8-2: Examining documentaries
 8-2.1: Compare/Contrast central ideas within and across informational texts

Overview

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

Objective(s)

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

Materials

1. DVD: Cowpens: A Battle Remembered

2. Vocabulary List

3. Pencil

4. Paper

5. Poster Board, Colored pencils, Markers, Etc.

Procedure

Assessment

Rubric for the writing as well as a rubric for the poster.

Vocabulary

 Patriots
 Whigs
 Tories
 Rebels
 First Continental Congress
 Epaulets
 Siege
 Cowpens (Some students may not understand anything about livestock in the 1700s.)
 Narrative