Surviving and Thriving - Lesson 3: Breakfast...Lunch...Dinner?
- Grade Level:
- Fifth Grade-Eighth Grade
- Colonial History, History, Military and Wartime History, Revolutionary War
- Group Size:
- Up to 24 (4-8 breakout groups)
- National/State Standards:
- Pennsylvania State Standards:
8.1: Historical Analysis and Skills Development
8.1.6. B, 8.1.7. B, 8.1.8. B
Common Core State Standards
RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, WHST.6-8.2a-f, WHST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.9
OverviewThe men have to eat…but how and what? This module focuses on introducing students to the hardships of the encampment, specifically related to the daily food needs of the soldiers.
The "Surviving and Thriving" unit is broken into seven lesson plans. A class needn't complete every lesson in the unit - each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources.
This is lesson 3 of the unit.
In the third lesson, students will examine a sample of historical fiction and describe Continental Army fare while constructing a journal entry from first-person perspective.
Each student must remember that he/she is also moving through the steps of the module from the perspective of an individual Continental soldier who is ultimately assessing his/her ability to successfully "survive and thrive" while encamped at Valley Forge.
BackgroundThe "Surviving and Thriving" unit is broken into seven lesson plans. A class needn't complete every lesson in the unit, though some lessons do refer to one another and are better done in sequence. However, each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources.
For each Learning module students will complete the exercises assigned and then award themselves “Survival Points” within this rubric as a measure of assessing two elements: 1)The strength of their academic work in each assigned exercise and 2)Their ability to “survive” the long winter months at Valley Forge from march in to march out. Download