ERIC Number: ED467874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Saratoga: The Tide Turns on the Frontier. Teaching with Historic Places.
In 1777, out of the confusion, fear, and chaos of battle, soldiers of the Continental Army forged a victory over professional British and German soldiers near Saratoga (New York). The two battles fought there changed the course of the American Revolution and insured the independence of the former British colonies that became the United States of America. This lesson plan, based on materials from the archives at Saratoga National Historical Park, can be used in U.S. history, social studies, and geography courses in units on the American Revolution or New York state history. The lesson lists educational objectives and materials needed. It is divided into eight sections: (1) "About This Lesson"; (2) "Getting Started: Inquiry Question"; (3) "Setting the Stage: Historical Context"; (4) "Locating the Site: Maps" (New York and Surrounding Region; Campaign for the Lake Champlain-Hudson Valley); (5) "Determining the Facts: Readings" (Battles of Saratoga; 18th-Century Warfare; Voices of Battle); (6) "Visual Evidence: Images" (Saratoga National Historical Park; Bemis Heights Today; Catherine Schuyler Torches a Wheatfield; "Capitulation de Burgoyne a Saratoga"); (7) "Putting It All Together: Activities" (Council of War; War Continues; Soldiers and Settlement); and (8) "Supplementary Resources." (BT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Geography, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Intermediate Grades, Primary Sources, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, Social Studies, State History, Student Educational Objectives, United States History
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Ste. NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/93saratoga/93saratoga.htm/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.
Identifiers - Location: New York