Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Mrs. Gershweir’s 8th grade Social Studies 1. Objectives: Describe the significance of certain Revolutionary War battle. Analyze Thomas Paine’s “The Crisis” and describe importance of this writing. 2. Bell Work: Which side had the greatest advantages? And what were these advantages? 3. Homework placed in basket only NEVER ON THE DESK! 4. Thomas Pain a. Bio b. The Crisis by Thomas Paine 5. American Journey Video: The American Revolution a. Copy questions: i. Who replaced General William Howe as commander of the British army? ii. The message that Admiral Richard Howe sent to Washington was returned. Why? iii. Who did General Howe call the most dangerous man in America? iv. In ten brilliantly planned days, George Washington captured two cities. What were they? 6. Battles of the Revolutionary War. a. Chart b. Read sections American Journey and “The American Revolution” article and fill in the chart as you go.