Washington Crossing the Delaware is an 1851 oil-on-canvas painting by the German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. It commemorates General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on the night of December 25–26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War. That action was the first move in a surprise attack against the Hessian forces at Trenton, New Jersey in the Battle of Trenton.
Washington Crossing the Delaware is an 1851 oil-on-canvas painting by the German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. It commemorates General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on the night of December 25–26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War. That action was the first move in a surprise attack against the Hessian forces at Trenton, New Jersey in the Battle of Trenton.

#Mini Lesson: American Revolution

SSUSH4 The student will identify the ideological, military, and diplomatic aspects of the American Revolution.
a. Explain the language, organization, and intellectual sources of the Declaration of Independence; include the writing of John Locke and the role of Thomas Jefferson.
b. Explain the reason for and significance of the French alliance and foreign assistance and the roles of Benjamin Franklin and the Marquis de Lafayette.
c. Analyze George Washington as a military leader; include the creation of a professional military and the life of a common soldier, and describe the significance of the crossing of the Delaware River and Valley Forge.

American Revolution Powerpoint (Click to Download)
America Story of Us-Watch this Video as an Intro to the lesson

Guiding Questions

-Compare a Loyalist to a Patriot

–What advantages did the American colonists have over the British?

–What advantages did the British have over the American colonists?

–Why did the Americans win the Revolutionary War? (in intro video)

-What role did George Washington play in the Revolutionary War?

-What role did Ben Franklin play in the Revolutionary War?

-Who is Frederick Von Stuben? (Valley Forge Video)

-What was the first battle of the Revolutionary War? (Powerpoint or War Video)

-What happened at the battle of Trenton?

-What is the significance of the Battle of Saratoga?

-What is the Final Battle of the Revolutionary War?

 

 Revolutionary War Battles Video

Winter at Valley Forge