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  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    The Scots-Irish in the Carolina Backcountry

    Have students identify the Scots-Irish and explain their role in the Carolina Backcountry during the American Revolution.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    NC: Soc Stud: 4th, 1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 3.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 12.1; 8th, 1.3, 1.4, 3.1, 3.2 ELA: 3rd, Goals 4, 5; 4th, 4, 5; 5th, 4, 5; 6th, Goal 6; 7th, l 6; 8th, 6 SC: ELA – 8th - IC, F, H, K; IV, A.B, F, J Soc Stud: 3rd.11.1, 3.12.1; 4.7.1, 4.9.2, 8.2.5
  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    Grass: the Essence of Cowpens

    When we think of prairies, we often think of the Midwest — the short-grass or tall-grass prairies, and the association of soil, grass and wildlife. The Southeast, on the other hand, has often been pictured as a great forest. Just as there were great expanses of forest in the Southeast, there were areas of interspersed grassland, forming a mosaic of forest, field and water.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Agriculture, Biology: Plants, Botany, History, Language Arts, Revolutionary War
    National/State Standards:
    SS 3.10.1, 8.8.3, 8.8.4; ELA: 4th A, B, D, E, F, H; 5th IV-A, C, D, E; 6th -IV- A, B, C, E, G; 7th IV-A, B, C, D, F; Science: 3rd I-A, B; II-A, B, C; 4th I-A; II-A, B; 5th I-A; II-A, B; 6th I-A; II-A, B, C; 7th - I-A; II-A, B, C, D; III-A; 8th I-A; II-A
  • 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 Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    NC: Social Studies: Grades 4 & 8; Science: Grades 3 - 6, 8; Language Arts: Grades 3 - 8, SC: Social Studies: Grades 3,4, & 8; Science: Grades 4 - 8 Language Arts: Grades 3 – 8
  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    Cooperating Associations

    Students analyze problems and perform basic addition and subtraction as well as figure percentages.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts, Mathematics
    National/State Standards:
    NC: Math: Grade 3 -8, Goal 1; Language Arts: Grades 3 - 5, Goals 4, 5; Grades 6 - 7, Goals 3- 6; Grade 8, Goal 6. SC: ELA: Grade 3-8 IV-A, B; Grades 6-7 -IV- C, E, F,; Grade 6 IV-I; Grade 7 - IV-J; Grade 8 -IV-H Math: Graded 3 -8
  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    Create Your Own National Park

    Students describe characteristics of a National Park, discuss some of the problems and critical issues facing National Parks, and analyze acquired information to write a persuasive proposal for setting aside an area as a National Park.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts, Science and Technology
    National/State Standards:
    SC ELA: 3-8 I-B; I-C; II-A; II-B; III-A; III-B: III-C; III-D; III-E; III-F; IV-A; IV-B; IV-C; IV-D; IV-E; IV-F; IV-G; IV-I; V-A; V-B; VI-A Science: 3rd - I-A.1, 3, 4; II-A.1, 2, C.2; III-A. 1.2, B.1; 4th- I-A, 1, 3, 4; II-A.1, 8.2, 3; III-B;
  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    Morgan and Tarleton Talk Show

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts, Revolutionary War
    National/State Standards:
    South Carolina English/Language Arts: 8-2.1: Comparing and contrasting central ideas.  8-6.1: Clarify and refine & research topic.
  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    Cowpens: A Battle Remembered

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts, Revolutionary War
    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
  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    Battle of Cowpens Illustrated

    Students will be able to create a pictorial rendition of the battle.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts, Revolutionary War
    National/State Standards:
    South Carolina English/Language Arts: 8-2.4 Create responses to informational text through a variety of methods.
  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    History and Technology

    Summarize the Battle of Cowpens.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Revolutionary War, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    South Carolina Social Studies: 8-2.3: Summarize the course and key conflicts of the American Revolution in South Carolina and its effects on the state, including the Battle of Cowpens.
  • Cowpens National Battlefield

    Measurements

    Students will be able to understand the distances of 300 yards and 50 yards.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Third Grade
    Subjects:
    Mathematics, Revolutionary War, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    SC - 3-5 Student understands length, time, weight, & liquid measurements; relationships between systems of measure; accurate, efficient, & general methods of determining polygon perimeters, & the values & combinations of coins required to make change.