Lesson Plan

Monuments at the Battlefield

A dogwood tree blooms in front of the US Monument at the Cowpens National Battlefield Visitor Center

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Grade Level:
Third Grade-Seventh Grade
Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Visual Arts
Group Size:
Up to 24
in the park
National/State Standards:
SC: Soc Stud - SC 3-1 ELA:3rd V-A, B; 4th V, A, B; 5th V-A; 6th V-A; 7th V-A, B, C; 8th V-A, B, C. Math – 3rd  IV-G; 4th V-F, G; 5th IV-G; V-C, D, E, F, G; 6th IV -G; V-B, C, D; 7th IV-G; 8th IV-G. Vis Arts - Comp1-4


GOAL:  To have students recognize how people and events are represented by monuments. 


Students will describe, contrast and compare the two monuments on the grounds of Cowpens National Battlefield, the Daniel Morgan statue in Spartanburg and monuments in general.
Students will develop creative thinking skills by creating visual representations of events and people.


Information on famous monuments, including Egyptology. Examples: Pyramids, obelisks, the Washington Monument, the Arc de Triomphe, the St. Louis Arch and the Vietnam Memorials in Washington, D.C.
Pencil, markers and paper


Last updated: April 14, 2015