ERIC Number: ED364448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
"Simon Fobes Goes to War." The Life of a Revolutionary War Soldier.
National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Public Programs.
This publication is intended for teachers bringing a class to visit the National Archives in Washington, D.C., for a workshop on primary documents. The National Archives serves as the repository for all federal records of enduring value. Primary sources are vital teaching tools because they actively engage the student's imagination so that he or she may visualize past events and make sense of their reality and meaning. This publication concerns a workshop on the American Revolution. Background information is provided on the Revolution and on two documents included in the workshop: the painting, "The Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga" (by John Trumbull), and the Warrant of Simon Fobes. Photographs of the documents are included as well as student exercises that focus on each document. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Public Programs.