Through both texts, this course transports you back to the American Revolution, a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, sacrifice, and danger into the lives of every American. It spotlights the vital role that women and female adolescent children played in this struggle for independence. Relive the valiant efforts of the extraordinary females as they boycott British goods in years before independence, write propaganda that radicalizes their neighbors, raise funds for the army, spy on British Army, and help finance the fledgling government. See how the women manage farms, plantations, and businesses while their men serve in battle, as well as how they serve as nurses and cooks in army camps. Relive their courageous efforts as they risk their lives in seeking personal freedom from slavery, serve as spies, saboteurs, and warriors, some of whom are crippled for life. See the world through the eyes of Abigail Adams, Deborah Franklin, Lucy Knox, and Martha Washington, who lived daily with the knowledge that if the revolution did not succeed, that their husbands would be hanged as traitors. In addition, learn about the incredible valiant efforts of female adolescents in this fight for freedom, including: nine year old Susan Boudinot, fourteen year old Rachel Donelson, sixteen year old Sybil Ludington, and thirteen year old Phoebe Fraunces .
Learn about the dynamic personalities of these extraordinary females of all ages, who, along with the brave men and boys, help to make America free. Feel their everyday stress, disappointments, joy, fear, and pride through these vital, yet turbulent years. Pages of these incredible years of American History will be relived with such vibrancy that you will be anxious to share these moments, emotions, and stories with your students.
a. Obtain a behind the scenes understanding of these valiant females of all ages who served in various capacities during the American Revolution.
b. Learn about the many personalities that contributed towards freedom during the American Revolution including their ingenuity, contributions, failures, triumphs, sacrifices, and anguish.
c. Become familiar with the female contributions in the financial, medical, psychological, cultural, military, strategic, and political areas within the American Revolution.
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Early American History for the Classroom
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