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MYTHS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: "The article discusses myths of the American Revolution including whether U.S. General George Washington was a brilliant strategist, whether American patriots rushed to take up arms against Great Britain, and whether Great Britain could have won the war. According to the author, not everything written about the Revolutionary War is accurate, such as colonists' natural rebellion against British tyranny. The focus of the article is an attempt to understand the American War of Independence and the most significant myths associated with it, which includes in-depth discussions regarding an understanding by British officials of what a war with America would cost, the patriotic zeal of the American colonists, and the physical conditions endured by American soldiers."
You can choose one or more of the myths or have different groups read/discuss/write about each one.
7th Grade Social Studies target:
Analyze how people, events, and technology contributed to the ongoing development of the United States in the context of the American Revolution.