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  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies
  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    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?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Third Grade
    Subjects:
    Colonial History, Language Arts, Music, Poetry, Revolutionary War, Social Studies
  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten
    Subjects:
    Revolutionary War, Science and Technology
  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    The Battle of Cowpens: The Battle Geography

    GOAL: To show students how Carolina backcountry geography affected the course of the Battle of Cowpens.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts, Revolutionary War, Social Studies
    Keywords:
    South Carolina, geography, geographic names
  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    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"

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-First Grade
    Subjects:
    Colonial History, Physical Education, Revolutionary War
  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    Morgan’s Plan of Battle at Cowpens

    Utilizing six fundamental historical concepts, students will break down and critically analyze Daniel Morgan’s innovative plan of battle at Cowpens.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade-College Undergraduate Level
    Subjects:
    Revolutionary War, Social Studies
  • GOAL: To present to students the contribution of women to the Battle of Cowpens in context of women’s role in the Revolution in the Carolinas and colony-wide.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts, Revolutionary War, Social Studies, Visual Arts
    Keywords:
    Women's History, women, Revolutionary War, American Revolution, revolution
  • GOAL: To have students learn research methods for locating Revolutionary War ancestors.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts, Social Studies
  • GOAL:To have students learn about the personal effects carried by soldiers during the American Revolution.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts, Social Studies
  • This Land is Your Land is an interesting and aggressive lesson that incorporates research, hands on activities and on-site learning to illustrate and reinforce how the geographic features of Upstate South Carolina contributed to the Patriot strategy in their ultimate success at the Battle of Cowpens, 1781.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Geography, Revolutionary War
    Keywords:
    Piedmont, PeeDee, basin, coastal zone, regions, Stamp Act, Intolerable Act, loyalists, patriots, Cowpens, Kings Mountain, Eutaw Springs, Daniel Morgan, Charles Cornwallis, Banastre Tarleton, Andrew Pickens, William Washington, democracy
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