Students will create a historical marker to describe and illustrate four factors that help explain why the Continental Army won the American Revolution. This mini-project really helps students confirm their understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of both sides, American and British, during the war.
Possible factors could include...
1. The Continental Army was fighting in their homeland, and therefore knew the land very well. The British, fighting away from home, were fighting in an unfamiliar territory.
2. The Continental Army was more motivated to win. They were fighting for the basic human rights described in the Declaration of Independence.
3. The Continental Army gained allies, including the French and Spanish after the Battle of Saratoga, and therefore grew more support in the form of money, weaponry, uniforms and other supplies.
4. The Continental Army had more support from local colonists, who gave them foods, clothing and support.
After students complete this graphic organizer, they can design and create their historical marker on a piece of good paper with a bold border. Look for my free "Historical Plaque" template to see what I use!