This The Battle of Trenton lesson plan also includes:
The Continental Army's victory at the Battle of Trenton marked a turning point in the American Revolution. Young historians examine maps, read primary source materials, and create a timeline of events to understand why the victory was so important.
- Project an image of Emanuel Leutze's painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware" and ask class members to identify the details that stand out to them
- The second lesson in the Colonial and Revolution series
- Requires a copy of "The Darkest Hour" from David McCullough's 1776
- Copies needed include Thomas Paine's American Crisis and Common Sense and the eyewitness account of the Battle of Trenton
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- The detailed plan includes background information for instructors, discussion questions, and a homework writing prompt