Surviving and Thriving - Lesson 7: The March Out
- Grade Level:
- Fifth Grade-Eighth Grade
- Colonial 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. A, 8.1.6. C, 8.1.7. A, 8.1.7. C, 8.1.8. A, 8.1.8. C
Common Core Standards:
RH.6-8.2, WHST.6-8.1a-f, WHST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.9
OverviewThe summer of 1778 was a joyous time for the army as it left the confines of Valley Forge, but what happened from here? This module focuses on showing students that the war for independence did not end at Valley Forge, but instead, continued for several more years…the question: if you survived Valley Forge what happened after?
In the seventh and final lesson of this unit, students will construct a hypothesis about the movement of Washington's army at the conclusion of the Valley Forge encampment and then evaluate a map of the actual movements of Washington's army as the war for independence progressed after Valley Forge.
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.
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
ExtensionsRead about the next stage of the war for independence!