You are a relative of an American soldier fighting in The French and Indian War. The only way the two of you can communicate is through letter writing. The life of a soldier can be very lonely and dangerous. Writing each other is a great way for you to send him comforting news from home as well as learn about the war from reading the letters he sends to you. It is very important that you know where to send the letters. Lucky for you, before going off to war, he remembered to leave a list of battles he was scheduled to fight in. Unfortunately, he forgot to include geographical locations with this list.
The only way to send the
letters you wrote to the right battle site location is to gather basic
background information about the French and Indian War. This basic
background information will enable you to search out battle site locations
so that your letters reach him. Knowledge of the French and Indian
War will also enable you to tell your family accurate information about
the war. Follow the process below to find out about The French and
Indian War. Eventually you will to be able to plot the
battle site locations provided by your solider on a map that you can use
to show your family where their relative has been.
Use print resources such as almanacs, encyclopedias, and textbooks and non-print resources such as the internet to conduct research on The French and Indian War
Using the Internet visit this site http://www.prof-dev.okcps.k12.ok.us/coreunits/4%20h&g%20french%20indian%20war.htm to find the answers to these questions:
1. The French and Indian War was also called the ______________ on the continent of ____________.
2. What role did the desires of France and Great Britain to secure trade routes and expand colonial empires play in the French and Indian War?
3. How did the continent of North America become involved in the French and Indian war?
4. Which Native American Groups sided with the English?
5. Which Native American groups sided with the French?
6. Whose side were
the American colonies on?
Using the Internet visit this site http://www.angelfire.com/il2/frenchwar/ to find the answers to these questions:
1. Who was General Montcalm?
2. Who was General Wolfe?
Using an Almanac find the answers to the following questions:
1. List several outcomes of The French and Indian War:
2. During The French
and Indian War two of France and Britain's most famous generals were killed
in battle. What were their names?
Using the Internet, visit this http://www.coe.ilstu.edu/jabraun/students/siebert/FAQ.htm site to find information to answer the following questions"
1. Did George Washington fight in The French and Indian War? If so what was his role in the war?
2. Who was Chief Pontiac? What was his role in the war?
3. What was the Treaty of Paris? Who signed it and why?
4. What role did
the French and Indian War play in the start of the American Revolutionary
Using the Internet, visit
site to find information on the location and outcomes (who won) of the
following major battles that your relative will be fighting in:
Fort William Henry
Plains of Abraham
Using an ATLAS, ENCYCLOPEDIA,
or NON FICTION BOOK on NEW YORK STATE AND CANADA find maps of the following
1. Northeastern United States
Use the answers you gave
to the questions from STEP 4 to match the battle site locations with the
locations listed on the maps below. Write the name of each battle
site next to the right location on the map.