Research the role played by
Margaret Kemble Gage during the American
war of Independence.
Find out about
the story of
Record about eight key points about her background and actions in the
battle and find a different illustration of her exploits and
paste it in your workbook.
The Revolutionary War Weapons
Name, describe and provide illustrations for the most common weapons
used during the American war of Independence.
What was the
most commonly used rifle? What bullets were used? How
were these made? How was the rifle loaded, and and how did the firing mechanism work. Include a labeled diagram.
Watch the firing of the musket at the start of
What parts did
play in the American
common during the Revolutionary war
Write two fictionalised diary entries that describe battle field
medical treatments common during the Revolutionary war.
historic details from information you can find by researching the common
medical practices of this time.
the fight against Small Pox at Valley Forge
The Army of Occupation: A page of a letter written by a British soldier from Charleston,
Carolina, in the spring of 1781
|I wish our
ministry could send us a Hercules to conquer these
obstinate Americans, whose aversion to the cause of
Britain grows stronger every day.
If you go into company with any
of them occasionally they are barely civil, and that is, as Jack
Falstaff says, by compulsion. They are in general sullen, silent and
thoughtful. The King's health they dare not refuse, but they drink it in
such a manner as if they expected it would choke them.
which the officers have opened, in hopes to give an air of gaiety and
cheerfulness to themselves and the inhabitants, are but dull and gloomy
meetings; the men play at cards, indeed, to avoid talking, but the women
are seldom or never to be persuaded to dance.
Even in their
dresses the females seem to bid us defiance; the gay
toys which are imported here they despise; they wear
their own homespun manufactures, and take care to have
in their breasts knots, and even on their shoes
something that resembles their flag of the thirteen
An officer told
Lord Cornwallis not long ago, that he believed if he had
destroyed all the men in North America, we should have
enough to to to conquer the women. I am heartily tired
of this country, and wish myself at home.
After discussing this document, describe what it was like for many young
British soldiers living in the American colonies at that time; When the
British soldiers were viewed by many Americans by then, as an unwelcome
and foreign occupying army.
You are a young colonist, and have been fighting in George Washington's
army of patriots to throw off British rule.
Your favorite cousin in England though, has written to you, and is
unhappy and shocked that you are fighting with these rebels who are
killing British soldiers.
Write a letter back to your cousin, explaining why you have sided
with Washington's revolutionary forces, and are fighting against the
English soldiers and their allies.
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Before you begin, read through this brief page
of discussion points.
In your letter, to help explain your
point of view, and why you are fighting to gain your country's
independence, also quote some words from the Declaration of
Notice in their Declaration of
Independence, the list of complaints they made, about the way
the colonists had been treated by the British and their King,
These links will give you a
simple overview, of what the colonist's leaders wrote in their
Declaration of Independence from England.