Battle of Long Island - Battle of Trenton - Battle of Princeton

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Battle of Trenton. Battle of Princeton. Battle of Long Island.

Key words include:
- Battle of Long Island
- Nathan Hale
- The American Crisis
- Battle of Trenton
- Battle of Princeton
- German Hessians

This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- A British fleet of ships arrive in New York harbor and the fighting shifts to the middle states.
- The Battle of Long Island, its importance and the outcome.
- Nathan Hale, the first American spy. His capture and execution.
- Thomas Paine writes The American Crisis. Students examine an excerpt from this document and understand how it helped to inspire a nation.
- The Battle of Trenton, its importance and outcome.
- Washington fools Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton, its importance and outcome.
- “The victory at Trenton and Princeton gave Americans new hope.” Students will examine this statement and explain why they believe it is true.

Overarching Question (Thinking Focus Question):
What defeats and hardships did the Americans suffer in the Middle States?

**CAN BE ALTERED!** This is lesson 5 of the American Revolution Unit. It comes with an engaging and visually appealing 29-slide PowerPoint presentation with easy to understand content illustrated with charts and pictures. This PowerPoint lesson is accompanied by a three-page graphic organizer - answer key included!

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Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:

Lesson 1: Olive Branch Petition
Lesson 2: Battle of Bunker Hill
Lesson 3: Declaration of Independence Part 1
Lesson 4: Declaration of Independence Part 2
Lesson 5: Battle of Long Island, Trenton and Princeton
Lesson 6: Battle of Saratoga
Lesson 7: John Paul Jones Battles of Vincennes Moore's Creek
Lesson 8: Battle of Kings Mtn, Cowpens, Guilford Court House
Lesson 9: Benedict Arnold and The Siege of Yorktown
Lesson 10: Treaty of Paris
UNIT: American Revolutionary War

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Total Pages
29-slide PowerPoint presentation, 3-page graphic organizer
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Teaching Duration
55 Minutes

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