Morgan and Tarleton Talk Show
- Grade Level:
- Eighth Grade
- Language Arts, Revolutionary War
- 1 class period
- Group Size:
- Up to 24
- National/State Standards:
- South Carolina English/Language Arts: 8-2.1: Comparing and contrasting central ideas.
8-6.1: Clarify and refine & research topic.
OverviewStudents will be able to create a talk show or newscast interview with Daniel Morgan and Banastre Tarleton.
Students will be able to create a talk show or newscast interview with Daniel Morgan and Banastre Tarleton.
Transcription of Ed Bearss Battlefield Tour, Cowpens National Battlefield, August 1, 2011. Go to:
Ed Bearss battlefield tour: http://www.nps.gov/cowp/planyourvisit/outdooractivities.htm (scroll down)
Revolutionary Timeline (attached); Battle of Cowpens: A Documented narrative and Troop Movements Maps by Edwin C. Bearss.
Prior to Battleground Tour:
Review Revolutionary timeline (attached)
Read aloud sections of Bearss’ book, The Battle of Cowpens.
Students form questions for interviewing the two leaders.
Students perform the interview, having one student as Morgan, and another student as Tarleton.
Questions are to reveal the men’s personal lives as well as their war strategies.
Question and answers are to be written out with rubric.
Rubric for Presentation.