ERIC Number: ED156584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Military History, 1776-1782.
Gurr, G. Stephen
An overview is given of the military action which took place in Georgia during the American Revolution, specifically the years 1776-1782. The pamphlet, one in a series about the American Revolution in Georgia, can be used for junior or senior high school students as supplementary reading or as a brief unit. A teacher's guide is included. Georgia was the southernmost colony to rebel against British rule. Many Georgians were torn between supporting the Crown and joining the Whig (rebel) cause. When war broke out, Georgia was in a critical position because her northern regions were firm Whig supporters but her southern borders provided a haven for Tories. Early in the war, the Whigs attempted to capture St. Augustine in British-held Florida, but failed. In 1778, the British moved against Georgia and captured Savannah and Augusta. Fighting took place in rural areas throughout the years 1778-1780, ending in Whig reoccupation of Augusta. Savannah was regained two years later, largely due to other Whig victories in northern colonies. When East Florida was ceded to Spain in 1783, Georgia was free of military threat from the southern colony. A brief teacher's guide presents behavioral objectives, activities, and a crossword puzzle based on material in the text. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Instructional Materials, Junior High School Students, Learning Activities, Military Personnel, Military Science, Municipalities, Political Influences, Reading Materials, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, State History, Supplementary Reading Materials, Teaching Guides, Textbooks, United States History, War
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Commission for the Bicentennial Celebration, Atlanta.; Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Note: For related documents, see SO 010 986-993