Battle of Saratoga

Battle of Saratoga
Battle of Saratoga
Battle of Saratoga
Battle of Saratoga
Battle of Saratoga
Battle of Saratoga
Battle of Saratoga
Battle of Saratoga
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30 MB|37-slide PowerPoint presentation, 3-page graphic organizer
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Battle of Saratoga.

Key words include:
- John Burgoyne
- Battle of Saratoga
- Horatio Gates
- Valley Forge
- King Louis XVI
- Ally
-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!

PLEASE NOTE: This lesson is a PowerPoint document. The TEXT in this PowerPoint document can be altered, as can the order of the slides, transitions between slides, and animation of bullet points. The photos and proprietary fonts (in the titles and backgrounds) have been “digitally flattened” and are NOT able to be altered. This protects against copyright violation. Please understand what you are buying and my Terms of Use before purchasing this lesson. Thank you!

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
37-slide PowerPoint presentation, 3-page graphic organizer
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
55 minutes
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