When Washington Crossed the Delaware

Revolutionary War operation map

Overview

Pair the picture book, When Washington Crossed the Delaware, with primary sources  to have students practice close reading of both texts and maps while investigating the events leading up to and following this key accomplishment in the Revolutionary War. After, students can research a current event and create a map based on their learning along with a curator’s note that briefly describes its value; create a gallery walk of student work.

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Grade

Elementary, Middle School

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Length

60-80 minutes

Topics

American Revolution, Crossing the Delaware, current events, geography, George Washington, Revolutionary War

Author

Tom Bober

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