New Lesson Plan on the Revolutionary War – Order and Discipline: Washington’s Great Challenge

In June I attended the Society of the Cincinnati’s Master Teacher seminar. Part of our work involved writing a lesson plan addressing some of element of the Revolutionary War. Below is a draft. Take a look and give me your feedback.

Lesson Plan – Order and Discipline: Washington’s Great Challenge

  1. Objectives and sequence
  2. Excerpt from George Washington: A Biography about his impact on the Revolutionary War along with notes
  3. Venn diagram for videos
  4. Video clip – George Washington at Valley Forge
  5. Video clip – Baron von Steuben Gets Washington’s Army in Fighting Shape
  6. Selections from The Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States by Baron von Steuben
  7. The Continental Army before Valley Forge – Tested Under Fire: The Battle of Kip’s Bay
  8. The Continental Army after Valley Forge – Intrepidity, Coolness, and Firmness: The Battle of Yorktown
  9. Excerpts from two letters from General Washington to Major Lansdale
  10. Checking for comprehension: Online Quiz or Paper Questions.

2 thoughts on “New Lesson Plan on the Revolutionary War – Order and Discipline: Washington’s Great Challenge

  1. Very well thought out plan. Good use of primary sources. I have to question the drunk history segment. Is it really funny enough to include? Open question.

  2. Thanks for the feedback. I am glad you liked the primary sources. They were not easy to find and get into an easily read format. My concern about the Drunk History clip is not the humor but the implication about abusing alcohol. I will take the fact that you did not object to this as a good sign and leave the concern about humor to the comedians.

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