This Virginia Studies song teaches students about the Virginia Studies 5 SOL: contributions of Virginians such James Armistead Lafayette and General Marquis de Lafayette who participated in the Revolutionary War in Virginia, addressing Virginia Studies SOL .5B - identifying the roles played by Virginians during the American Revolutionary War.
*Use the song lyrics as an American Revolution readers theater activity! Read more below.*
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How to use this resource:
- Students will preview the questions on page 1 then listen to the songs on YouTube while following along with the lyrics on pages 2 and 3.
- Students will then answer the questions on page 1. When students are done, they can continue to be engaged by completing the extension activities on page 4.
- The extension activities include an inferencing activity and instructions for students to use the song's instrumental for writing their own songs about James Armistead and General Lafayette.
- Students are encouraged to dramatize the lyrics as an American Revolution readers theater activity in pairs, choosing either James Armistead or General Lafayette as a character.
- The answer key for page 1 is located on page 5.
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