Wolfe At Quebec

In 1759, a fifteen-minute battle ended a ten-week siege, which won Quebec and Canada for Britain. Through personal and official documents this portfolio tells the story of the daring assault which led to the capture of this key citadel, and of the skill and courage of James Wolfe who led the British forces by night up the perilous cliffs of the Heights of Abraham, to victory. Contemporary prints and military reports trace the campaign through the long and uneasy siege which led up to the taking of Quebec. Students will view letters and instructions from Wolfe that illustrate his character, and newspaper accounts that help recreate the events of those historic months. This portfolio includes a Study Guide with reproducible student activities. 6 Illustrated Broadsheet Essays: * The Challenge of Quebec * James Wolfe * Redcoats and Whitecoats * French and Canadians * The Siege * The Fall of Canada 9 Primary Source Documents: * Watercolor of James Wolfe painted by George Townshend in 1759 * Letter from Wolfe to his friend Captain Parr, dated January 24, 1758 * Map showing the location of Quebec, with a view of the town and drawings of an Indian and British and French uniforms * Memorandum from Wolfe to his Brigadiers, August 29, 1759, from the Murray Papers * The Brigadiers' reply to Wolfe's memorandum, August 29, 1759, from the Chatham Papers * Public Advertiser, October 17, 1759 * The Taking of Quebec, a colored engraving by J.&C. Bowles * Public Advertiser, October 19, 1759 * Message from William Pitt to the Duke of Newcastle giving the news from Quebec, October 16, 1759

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6117-2
Author: Richard Howard
Copyright: 1965
Reading Level: Grades 5-8
Interest Level: Grades 5-8
Dimensions: 14" x 9"