From the Project Manager:
The following is the product of a year-long effort by students of the 12th Grade Honors History Class of Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy. It grew out of a project annually assigned to the 11th Grade United States History course--the “Revolutionary War Site Project.” A year and a half ago, two of my students--both of whom contributed to this work--decided to study and report on the so-called Battle of Whitemarsh. One component of the assignment is for each student to visit the site under study. When I asked these two students about their visit, they both expressed a bit of disappointment that there just wasn’t much out there identifying locations of the various skirmishes or even the encampment which took place in the area so long ago. This, in part, led to the current project: the Whitemarsh Driving Tour.
I would like to especially commend the students of the class for their diligent work and creativity in producing this tour. If not for their tenacity and scholarship, the project would not have been completed. It is our hope that this work can add to the historical knowledge of the area during the American War for Independence and, in so doing, make the events come alive and more accessible to the general public, whether working on a school project or not.
Thomas J. Sorkness
High School History Instructor
Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy
Click here for full Driving Tour Map:
This map is composed of two parts. Start with Part 1 selected only. When you get to Stop I of Part 1, switch over to Part 2. Stop A of Part 2 is the same as Stop I of Part 1. Part 2 will take you through the rest of the tour which finishes back at the beginning where you started.
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