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California History-Social Science Content Standards

3.4.6.Describe the lives of American heroes who took risks to secure our freedoms.

5.6.3. Students understand the course and consequences of the American Revolution, in terms of the diffenet roles women played during the Revolution (e.g., Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Molly Pitcher, Phillis Wheatley, Mercy Otis Warren). Imagine that you are liveing during the Revolutionary War.


Imagine that you are living during the Revolutionary War.

As someone at home, write a letter to:

  • A friend in England, explaining your views of the war
  • A friend in another colony, telling about your daily routine and views of the war
  • A loved one in the Patriot Army, telling about what's happening back home.

As a soldier or a follower, write a letter to:

    A loved one or friend at home telling what it is like where you are, what your needs are
    Expressing your opinion on women on the battlefield

As a reporter, write a story for your newspaper

  • About what it's like - camp condition, the morale, or lack of it, of the troops
  • On an interview with General Washington or one of the soldiers
  • About what it's like back on the homefront
  • From the British point of view

As a mapmaker, plot the states of the women mentioned

As a playwright (such as Mercy Otis Warren)

  • Write a play or dialog between two of the women

As an artist

  • Make a mural about one of all of the women - what they did(use the images included
    with each woman's page

Other ideas

Compare how different women helped bring about freedom

Put yourself in one of the heroine's place. What would you have done?

How about their bravery? What is your opinion? Could you have done what they did?


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