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New Review On the Road to Revolution: Creating a Living Timeline
Divided into nine topic groups, from the Proclamation of 1763 to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, your young historians will research major events on the road to the American Revolution and then create a 2-3 minute sketch explaining their topics to the class.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 104 Views 86 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Tea, Taxes, and the American Revolution
Rather than simply summarizing the events that led to the American Revolution, have your learners listen as John Green offers some interesting points to be used as discussion or writing prompts in your review of the war. Green details early American colonies as self-governing entities, brings to light some hypocrisies of the War for Independence, and concludes by discussing the influence of the Enlightenment.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Causes of the American Revolution
Beginning with the experience of hearing that lockers in school will be taxed, through analysis of political cartoons and informational text, and culminating in a debate between loyalists and patriots, your class members will engage in a comprehensive review of the causes of the American Revolution.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 81 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Liberty Theme Park Project
Invite your young historians to demonstrate how the American Revolution truly was one crazy ride after another as they design a theme park! This unique and engaging project prompts learners to consider major events leading up to and comprising the Revolutionary War, and to design games, rides, and/or activities that represent the actions and significance of those events.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
American Revolution Project
Here you will find three simple and engaging American Revolution projects that will allow your learners to not only express their comprehension of major events and key terms during the war, but also offer the opportunity for great creativity and fun!
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 15 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Voices of the American Revolution
Investigate various perspectives regarding resistance that contributed to the American Revolution. They read and analyze primary source documents, complete worksheets, conduct research, and write and present an essay.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 43 Views 87 Downloads
American Revolution Timeline Project
This simple project can have great implications for your learners' understanding of the shifts in power during the American Revolution. Using an included worksheet, your young historians will design a timeline of the revolution and identify five events they believe were most significant to the changes in power.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 12 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Battles of the American Revolution
Wow, now here's a presentation that tells a story! Your class can follow along the battle lines of the American Revolution to learn key players, dates, and events that marked each twist and turn in the fight for American independence. Start with the Battle for Boston, British military strategy, and Bunker Hill, then progress to people like General Cornwallis, William Howe, and Georg Washington.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 54 Views 128 Downloads
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution: The American Revolution
The contributions of African-Americans to the American Revolution are the focus of this Social Studies and language arts lesson. After reading and discussing Linda Crotta Brennan’s The Black Regiment of the American Revolution, class members use print and media resources to gather information about the major events in the book, write newspaper articles, layout and publish a newspaper.
5th - 8th Language Arts 28 Views 191 Downloads
New Review Loyalists and Patriots
Your young historians will square off as Loyalists dedicated to the English crown or revolutionaries fighting for a new nation in a role-play of a colonial town hall debate prior to the American Revolution.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The American Revolution: Moving West and South
Learners examine several letters to the editor from both a local newspaper and national newspapers. After reviewing current letters, they write a letter to the editor of an 18th-century newspaper expressing their opinion about the American Revolution.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 32 Views 99 Downloads
The American Revolution: Victory
Students discover the United States began to recognize the wounded as deserving of commendation toward the end of the American Revolution. They research the Purple Heart on two specific websites then design their own awards for other forms of meritorious military service.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 26 Views 76 Downloads
Not Only Paul Revere: Other Riders of the American Revolution
Students examine circumstances surrounding rides of the American Revolution other than Paul Revere's, explore why posterity treated them differently than Revere's ride, and create original poems based on historical fact.
6th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 33 Downloads
The American Revolution (Sesame Street) - Part 1
The Sesame Street crew take on the American Revolution. Part one depicts Thomas Jefferson attempting to write the Declaration of Independence. Unfortunately, he breaks his quill and Mr. Grover gets him everything but a quill. This is a cute video and may be fun as an introduction to a 5th grade unit on the topic.
4 mins 5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
American Revolution in Literature: My Brother Sam is Dead
Eighth graders become familiar with the American Revolution while they enjoy reading an historical novel. This lesson help students picture the difficulties people had in deciding whether or not to support the American Revolution.
8th Language Arts 17 Views 335 Downloads
Students view a PowerPoint presentation created by the teacher over a two week period about American Revolution and its causes and effects. They answer study guide questions, and participate in small and whole group discussions, worksheets, etc.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 57 Views 192 Downloads
America Established Because of Protest
Students explore events and causes that led to American Revolution and examine popular pro-Patriot renderings and texts of these issues created both at that time and in later years. Students then prepare and deliver oral presentations about image or text studied.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 46 Downloads
Colonists Divided: A Revolution and A Civil War
Students explore the background of the American Revolution. In this American Revolution lesson, students examine the viewpoints of Patriots and Loyalists as they prepare for a classroom debate regarding the war.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 72 Downloads