Use Living History In Your Content.
Bring the living history experience to your classroom. Experienced reenactors of the 6th USCT and 1st Rhode Island Regiments can provide living history presentations relevant to all subjects told from historical context. Examples: Science - reenactors can demonstrate the principle of rapid combustion through a presentation on black powder; Domestic science - recipies and food preservation in colonial times; Health - the treatment of disease and wounds during the Civil War.
Take advantage of local events. Give students opportunities to earn extra credit by attending and reporting on living history events and reenactments. Upcoming Events:
Allentown Civil War Encampment. Oct. 11th and 12th
Check our calendar to for information on ths and other events.
Educators looking for resources on African Americans Soldiers in the American Revolution may find EBSCOHOST, an electronic resource to which most school systems and libraries subscribe, helpful. A search on its Student Research Center module yielded the following articles. An advantage to having students use using a bibliographic resource like EBSCOHOST over generic internet search engines like Google is that you have control the quality of the sources and content. To view the full text, logon to EBSCOHOST. If you need help accessing or using EBSCOHOST check with your library media specialist or public librarian.
Citations and Abstracts (generated by search)
- Focuses on the involvement of Afro-Americans in the Revolutionary War in the United States. Roles that Afro-Americans were assigned during the war; Significance of the way names appear in lists of Blacks who served during the Revolution; Examples of some famous people who were on such lists; Evidence that most of the Blacks listed came from New England or the Northeast.
- Examines the role of Americans of African descent in the American
Revolution. Some slaves were given their freedom if they agreed to
fight; Description of some of the battles they fought in; Their example
in the Revolution helped persuade President Lincoln to enlist blacks in
the Civil War.
- Unknown heroes of the Revolution. By: Kageleiry, James; Schultz, Christine. Yankee, Apr93, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p67, 1/3p, 1 colorAN 9304070344
- Reports on America's first all-black military unit, the Bucks of
America, which served in the American Revolution. Organized by Colonel
George Middleton of Boston; Unit's silk flag presented to the
Massachusetts Historical Society by John Hancock; More.
Student Research Center - powered by EBSCOhost: Articles Folder
6th Regiment Infantry U.S.Colored Troops