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Soldiers and Dioramas: AWI: The British Southern Strategy, 1778 

Grades 6 to 9

5 sessions from July 24 to July 28, 2023
Code: 3A0P53
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During the first three years of the American Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1778, the largest-scale military encounters between Continental Army and the British Army took place. After the failure of the Saratoga campaign, the British Army largely abandoned operations in the North and began to implement their Southern Strategy in late 1778 through 1781, encompassing engagements primarily in Virginia, Georgia, and South Carolina. Tactics consisted of both strategic battles and guerrilla warfare. Campers explore these battles through discussions and historical simulations using information from maps, timelines, and museum visits. They create dioramas and fight battles with miniature soldiers, as well as engage in group-strategy games using large geographical maps. Fictional and nonfiction accounts, graphic novels, reference books, and related films and documentaries give campers a grounding in the period’s history.