Thousands of men joined the Continental Army, under the command of General George Washington. Most were from the middle and lower ranks of society and enlisted as privates. Learn about the hardships facing Jeremiah Greenman, an American soldier in the Revolutionary War.
Teachers and parents, check out the Life of a Private lesson plans. Students learn why men joined the Continental Army, the hardship’s of a soldier’s life, and the role of women and African Americans with the army. The document analysis lesson plan “What challenges did the Continental Army face?”utilizes the Jeremiah Greenman video.