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  • Valley Forge National Historical Park

    The March In

    The March to Valley Forge

    In this lesson, students will examine secondary source documents and utilize map skills to understand the reasons why Valley Forge was chosen as the site for the Continental Army's winter encampment in 1777. 
    Students will then be able to answer the following essential question: Why did General George Washington choose Valley Forge as the site for the Army’s winter encampment?

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    Average: 5.0 (1 rating)

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park

    Reflections of African American Patriots at Valley Forge

    Reflections of African American Patriots at Valley Forge

    There are many little known stories in our nation’s history. We are challenged to uncover them and to analyze their significance to our nation and to us as individuals.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Colonial History, History, Language Arts, Military and Wartime History, Reading, Revolutionary War
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park

    Surviving and Thriving in the Winter of 1777

    George Washington and his ragged army marching in to Valley Forge in the snow

    Why did General George Washington choose Valley Forge as the site for the Army’s winter encampment? This unit focuses on examining the choices made by the leader of the Continental Army as he determined where to place his army in 1777.

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    Average: 2.0 (2 ratings)

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Colonial History, Geography, History, Military and Wartime History, Planning/Development, Revolutionary War