War of Independence Activity: Who’s in Camp?

Grade Range: 3-6
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Lessons & Activities
Duration: 45 Minutes
Date Posted: 4/30/2010

Use artifacts and historical literature to bring the War of Independence to life for elementary students.  By playing the "Who's in camp?" card game, students develop a deeper understanding of the many civilian and military roles that supported the War of Independence, then use their knowledge for a role-playing writing assignment. This lesson plan, which includes background information and printable artifact cards, was produced to accompany the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

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