Blogging the Revolutionary War

October 27, 2008


Thanks to flickr user John-Pa for use of this photo.

Fog of War

I recently had a visit with the chair of our humanities department about possibly incorporating some technologies into one of their history units.  We came up with a writing activity based on the following question:


If blogs existed during the American Revolution, what would the historical figures have written?


The exercise will require each student to adopt a role.  Some will be named figures such as Benedict Arnold while others will just be “shop owner” or “widow.” 

The students will research the period and the people that they are studying, and they will be required to blog and comment, in character, for a period of 1-2 weeks.  Each blog posting must be an original work by the student based on evidence found during the research period.

We’ll keep you posted on how this little experiment goes.


One Response to “Blogging the Revolutionary War”

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