We begin our day with a trial - the trial of Benedict Arnold - using a lesson plan from the National Museum of American History. The full program can be viewed in the video here, but we will work through the program in a more systematic manner.
See if you can find the comedy in these very serious moments in American history:
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What was there about Peggy Shippen that she was able to meet and influence two high-ranking officers in the Revolution - one from each side of the war?
At 18 years old (initially), Margaret "Peggy" Shippen may have been an integral cog in "turning" Benedict Arnold to the British side (and getting her ex-boyfriend executed in the process).
Speaking of John André, he was quite the gentleman in his last days. We simply must consider his behavior in the end. Does this change your opinion about the British officer?
That's a Big Chain
It's time to pull out the scissors and glue! The teacher has a paper version of this for you to work on. We'll combine everyone's contribution to make a strong "defensive shield" for the classroom. Get ready to think.
(For the teacher: this activity is a paper chain version of "I have/Who has". Print the following file and allow each student to make a chain by matching the question on one link to the correct answer on another. Consider allowing students to use this website to find answers.)
Are you ready for the West Point Military Academy? View the video (right) and be ready to discuss.