PDF Battle of Cowpens Activity Workbook
The Sal and Amanda Take the Morgan Victory March to the Battle of Cowpens PDF activity workbook, is a collection of 13 activities & is available to download for free. This activity workbook must be used in conjunction with the chapter book. These activities cannot be completed without the chapter book. If you need to purchase the Sal and Amanda Take the Morgan Victory March to the Battle of Cowpens chapter book, please see our shop to view your options. See Chapter Book Options Your PDF will be available to download and/or print immediately after checkout.
- Focus of Sal and Amanda Take Morgan’s Victory March to the Battle of Cowpens: The importance of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution in South Carolina, highlighting the Battle of Cowpens and its hero, Daniel Morgan, is the focus for the story. Readers also learn the life lesson that even though soldiers are brave, war is frightening for all involved.
- Sharing the Book: The book has something for everyone. It can be shared as a read-a-loud with students, read together or independently, depending on the support needed by students. The book should
be discussed chapter by chapter for strong comprehension.
- Daniel Morgan’s original letter to his commanding officer, General Nathanael Greene, can be seen at the South Carolina State Museum on Gervais Street in Columbia, South Carolina. This is an important artifact on which the book is based. See Museum Website A copy of the letter is included in Appendix B. It is important to discuss that Daniel Morgan had little formal education. Many people of that day had little formal education. The spelling and capitalization errors were left in the parts of the letter that appear in the book so that students can read it as a primary source.
- Many Ways Students Are Intelligent: Students learn in a variety of ways and are able to demonstrate their learning in these same ways. For this reason, Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Grid indicating the ways each activity addresses the multiple intelligences is included in Appendix C.
- Standards-Based Activities: The activities were developed to teach and reinforce the third- and fourth-grade South Carolina social studies standards and literacy elements included in Appendix D. The standard may not be addressed in its entirety in the activity, but it is included if the major portion is presented.
- National Standards: National standards, which focus on literacy for third and fourth grades, are included in Appendix E.
- Literacy Approach: The activities are designed to help students understand many of the major historical concepts introduced in the story. A literacy approach, reading, writing, listening and speaking, is how students make their thinking visible. Many activities stretch the students’ thinking and help them see how our past has shaped our present lives.
- Real World Activities: Some “real world” projects are included to help students think about application of the knowledge they are gaining. Students are asked to connect the past to the present and the future. For example, they may be asked to think like a journalist, a cartographer or a graphic designer. These activities may even spark interests that encourage students along a career path. They are to be completed at the individual student’s level and scaffolding is provided as needed.
- Internet Resources: Studysc.org, prepared by the SC State Library, and Knowitall.org, prepared by SC Instructional Television, both have resources for students to use in studying South Carolina and U.S. history. Both websites are excellent sources for information and visual images and are referenced in the activities. Other Internet resources may also be used.
- Reluctant Readers in Eighth Grade: The book and activities also address the eighth-grade South Carolina social studies standards for the American Revolution. They have been field tested and used effectively with reluctant eighth-grade readers. Eighth graders especially enjoy sharing their knowledge with third graders as experts in the field.