African Americans in the Revolutionary War- Contributions to Society and Warfare

African Americans in the Revolutionary War- Contributions to Society and Warfare
African Americans in the Revolutionary War- Contributions to Society and Warfare
African Americans in the Revolutionary War- Contributions to Society and Warfare
African Americans in the Revolutionary War- Contributions to Society and Warfare
African Americans in the Revolutionary War- Contributions to Society and Warfare
African Americans in the Revolutionary War- Contributions to Society and Warfare
African Americans in the Revolutionary War- Contributions to Society and Warfare
African Americans in the Revolutionary War- Contributions to Society and Warfare
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Need classwork? Print and Go! Lead students through an analysis of African American influence & contributions during the War for Independence-- featuring the abridged stories of 3 notable African-American men and 4 African-American women. Stories show a range of experiences-- from military, intellectual, ideological, and political contributions to society. Everything is ready to Print and Go -- Classwork or Homework assignment to cover 1-2 class periods, depending on time.


BACKGROUND:
From the first shots of the American Revolutionary War until the ultimate victory at Yorktown, black men and women significantly contributed to securing independence for the United States from Great Britain. Everywhere from the battle field to the court room, African Americans created lasting change in our country during this time.

Lesson Materials:
- Abridged stories of seven influential African Americans
- Essential Question, "How Did African Americans Influence Society & Warfare during the American Revolution?” printed to guide thinking
- Graphic Organizer-- helps students keep track of evidence for the Essential Question.
- Written Response- Students use details from their organizer/the readings to respond to craft a written response to the Essential Question.


Featured Stories:
- Agrippa Hull (soldier, abolitionist thoughts of Kosciuszko)
- Salem Poor (Bravery at Bunker Hill)
- George Lathcom (saved a Colonel's life in battle)
- Phillis Wheatley (first published African American female author/poet)
- Mammy Kate (rescued her master from a British jail)
- Elizabeth Freeman/Mumbet (sued for her freedom and won)
- Sally St. Clair (dressed as a man to fight)

*I purposefully left Crispus Attucks off this list because he is frequently mentioned in mainstream U.S. History textbooks.

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