Summer SAVY 2017, Session 1/Day 4- Rebels and Revolutionaries (Rising 6th/7th)
The American Revolution continued this morning with the action of the war. As we continue to think like historians, today we focused on the importance of including different perspectives when we think about history.
First, we learned about the first phase of the American Revolution in New England and the turning point for the Americans at the Battle of Saratoga. After that, we brainstormed about the importance of the friendship of France and Spain and saw how helpful that friendship was in the west, the gulf coast, and the south. Lastly, we looked at the war in the southern colonies and paid particular attention to the many groups whose stories came together there during the revolution. Everyone has been very good about trying to put these pieces of the puzzle together.
It was a rainy day, so we have stayed in the classroom most of the day. Thankfully, we have not been too rebellious! Instead, this afternoon we have become specialists in different groups who had a wide range of experiences after the American Revolution, including Loyalists, Indians, and Africans who escaped slavery. We will present our poster boards to one another tomorrow morning before we talk about the war in art and music.