|Skills used||Using scale to measure distance|
|Materials Needed||Globe in Horizon Ring Mounting|
|Not all of the fighting in our country's Revolutionary War was done
in America. Though small, the colonies had a navy, and some of the naval
conflicts of the war took place far from the shores of America. One of
the most famous sea battles of the Revolutionary War involved the United
States ship Bonhomme Richard, commanded by Captain John Paul Jones, and
the British warship Serapis.
|John Paul Jones was a Scot that sailed for the United States from a
French port in a donated French ship that had been renamed to honor
Benjamin Franklin. His encounter with the Serapis took place in the
North Sea where he had been raiding English ports and shipping. Though
the Bonhomme Richard was lost, the Americans won the battle and captured
|Find the North Sea on your globe at 55N/3E. What is the large
country just to the south and southeast of the North Sea? (1.)
________________________ What large country joins Germany on the west?
(2.) _______________________ What large country joins France on the
|Germany, France, and Spain, were all allies of the colonists near the end of the war. Look at the geographical relationship of these countries to England. As you can see, in addition to having to support large armies and long supply lines for the battles in America, England had her hands full with conflicts in her own backyard.|
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