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Title: Weapons of War


1
Weapons of War
  • Shirley Jordan

2
Previewing
  • Find out how a secret weapon helped in the
    American Revolution.

3
Setting
  • During the Revolutionary War 1775

4
Words to Know
  • Tomahawks- lightweight axes used
  • as tools or weapons
  • Harbor- area of shelter where
  • ships may anchor
  • Deck- main level of the outside of a ship
  • Torpedo- cigar-shaped weapon that can explode
  • Anchors- heavy weights attached to a
  • connecting rope that are
  • used to keep ships in place

5
Use vocab words to describe. . .
6
Flintlock Musket
  • http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flintlock

7
Breech Loading Rifle
  • http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breech-loading_weapon


8
The Turtle
  • http//www.nautilus571.com/bushnell_turtle.htm
  • http//www.uh.edu/engines/epi1385.htm
  • http//www.internetmodeler.com/1999/january/first-
    looks/fl_pacificmonograph-turtle.htm

9
Patterns of Organization
  • Chronological order- in the order that the events
    happened
  • Main Idea- paragraphs relate to main idea

10
Complete the chart on the next slide
11
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12
QuizTrue or False
  • Americas success in the Revolutionary War was
    surprising because the colonists didnt know how
    to fight.
  • The British Redcoats, on the other hand, were
    part of a trained army and knew all about war.
  • The colonists did have many weapons, however,
    which they quickly learned to use well.

13
QuizTrue or False
  • 4. One of the colonists most useful weapons was
    the cannon.
  • 5. Another weapon was their first submarine, The
    Turtle.
  • 6. The Turtle was made of oak and was shaped like
    a walnut.
  • 7. The Turtle was developed by General Ezra Lee,
    a college professor.,

14
QuizTrue or False
  • 8. David Bushnell came up with a plan to blow up
    a few British ships with his submarine.
  • 9. When Bushnell tried to drill a hole into the
    side of the Eagle, however, he got scared and
    couldnt do it.

15
Extension
  • What are some of the weapons of war that we use
    today?
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