Surviving and Thriving - Lesson 4: Keeping the Doctor Away
- Grade Level:
- Fifth Grade-Eighth Grade
- Colonial History, Health, History, Medicine, 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 Standards:
RH.6-8.2, WHST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.9
OverviewApproximately 2,000 men perished from disease and health-related issues during the winter of 1777-78. This module focuses on examining the critical issue of a soldier’s health during the six month encampment.
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 4 of the unit.
Objective(s)In the fourth lesson, students will assess Revolutionary-era sanitation/health guidelines and then view a video segment that highlights specific issues of healthcare for the Continental soldier at the Valley Forge encampment.
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.
Lesson 1: The March In
Lesson 2: Washington's Orders
Lesson 3: Breakfast...Lunch...Dinner?
Lesson 4: Keeping the Doctor Away
Lesson 5: The Daily Routine
Lesson 6: Successful "Sogering"
Lesson 7: The March Out
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