George Washington's Army and Me Literature Unit
Did you know that families lived, worked, and marched right alongside George Washington's army? This article is a perfect way to integrate English Language Arts with social studies and the study of the American Revolution.
This is the latest update of my resource. If you've already purchased it, you may upload this latest edition, free of charge. This is a good resource for elementary, middle, and secondary teachers. Common Core standards are listed on a separate page.
This 37 page packet aligns with 4th and 5th grade Informational text and Literature Standards. It also includes 3rd and 6th grade standards to accommodate a wide range of learners. All of the Core standards used, are listed in the packet.
The high interest article centers around the reasons women and children chose to follow George Washington’s Army during the Revolutionary War. It sparks a great sense of loyalty to family and country and helps students connect with those who sacrificed their safety and comforts of home.
Elijah, the main character, is one of the children who follows George Washington’s Army during the Revolutionary War. Students connect with him, the other children as well as the wives and mothers who choose to follow their loved ones.
There is also a mini poster devoted to the Liberty Bell with questions about its origin and purpose.
There are activities that center around how to interpret illustrations and pictures in articles and stories.
The game of Checkers was called Draughts during the War. There is a Checkboard game with 1700 era coins that are used as checkers.
A map of the Thirteen Colonies with questions gives students a sense of location of where the War took place. Map skills include: cardinal directions, map scale, and asks students to write the names of the colonies and the Atlantic Ocean on the map.
Vocabulary, main idea/details, summarizing, figurative language (distinguishing between similes and metaphors), interpretation of direct quotations, comparing the article with an article with a similar theme, author’s purpose, opinion, parts of speech, illustrations of events during the War with dialogue bubbles that have clues to what the events are, an article about the author is also included with questions.
An extensive list of websites to support the activites is included as well as extension activities. Complete teaching instructions are given as well.
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