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ERIC Number: ED467874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Saratoga: The Tide Turns on the Frontier. Teaching with Historic Places.
Parillo, James
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)
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Ste. NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.
Identifiers - Location: New York