Blood, Smike, and Freedom video
by Jessie Norton
| 10 Questions
Note from the author:
A True story of the American Revolution - a virtual field trip
Based on the second section of the video, how was America in the 1600's and early 1700's different from America today?
What is the mood of the video? How do the narration, visuals, music, and sound effects help create the mood?
According to museum curator Matthew Skic, what new idea did the Declaration of Independence introduce to the world?
How did Joseph Plumb Martin's book about his experience in the war help author Lauren Tarshis write her book I Survived the American Revolution, 1776?
Think about the Revolutionary War objects that Skic shows Tarshis. What can we learn by studying objects from the past?
How does the section about Martin's experience on the battlefield help you understand the horrors of being a Revolutionary War soldier?
What role did the Hessian soldiers play in the Revolutionary War? How was their presence helpful to the British?
Lauren Tarshis says that London Pleasant was taking a "double risk" by joining the British army. What does she mean? Why was it risky for Pleasant to sign up to fight?
What role did women play in the Revolutionary War?
In the section about George Washington, what is Tarshis's tone or attitude? Explain using evidence from the video.
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