Battle of Saratoga.
Key words include:
- John Burgoyne
- Battle of Saratoga
- Horatio Gates
- Valley Forge
- King Louis XVI
-Treaty of Alliance
This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- British General John Burgoyne and his plan to cut off New England from the rest of the colonies.
- Student’s will examine Burgoyne’s plan textually and visually and understand why it was unsuccessful.
- The Battle of Bennington, its importance and outcome.
- Battles at Freedman’s Farm and Bemis Heights, their importance and outcome.
- Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga. Students examine why this victory was so important with regards to France becoming an American ally.
- France signs the Treaty of Alliance and students examine how the war changes with France’s military aid.
- Lafayette, von Steuben, Kosciusko, and Pulaski as well as help from other nations.
- A brutal winter at Valley Forge.
Overarching Question (Thinking Focus Question):
What caused France to declare themselves an ally to the newly formed United States?
**CAN BE ALTERED!** This is lesson 6 of the American Revolution Unit. It comes with an engaging and visually appealing 37-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!
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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