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The American Revolution: Moving West and South
Middle schoolers 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. Letters are exchanged with classmates for peer review before turning in a final draft.
The American Revolution: Victory
Young scholars 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. Awards are named and include a detailed medal design as well as criterion for receiving the award.
Choosing Sides: The Native Americans' Role in the American Revolution
Students analyze the different roles assumed by various Native American tribes during the American Revolution. They examine the issues involved for Native Americans in choosing the British or the American side of the conflict, such as maintaining trade or preserving homelands. They complete several online activity worksheets after reading some of the information about the Indian's involvement in the American Revolution.
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.
Steps to the American Revolution
Students should understand the series of steps that led to the American Revolution.
The American Revolution and Williamsburg
Williamsburg provides a way for students to learn about the American Revolution.
The American Revolution: Saratoga to Valley Forge
Students comprehend that people who who direct and fight wars are real people who make observations and have feelings. They comprehend the conditions under which the American Revolution was fought during the period 1777 until July 1778 were indeed harsh.
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.
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.
Causes of the American Revolution: the Stamp Act Crisis
Fifth graders view primary documents to become familiar with the causes of the American Revolutionary War. In this Causes of the American Revolution activity, 5th graders answer questions based on the documents. Students complete a graphic organizer projected on an overhead projector.
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.
Paul Revere's Ride and the American Revolution
Young scholars analyze the cause, results, and critical historic figures and events of the American Revolution. In this American Revolution lesson, students review Paul Revere's significance and the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Young scholars design a challenge for the information.
Not Only Paul Revere: Other Riders of the American Revolution
Middle schoolers 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.
The American Revolution: The Declaration and Beyond
Eleventh graders study the American Revolution. In this American History lesson, 11th graders write an essay that will ignite people in your community regarding one of the issues.
The American Revolution
Students study the American Revolution by reading books, watching videos, and participating in role plays. In this American Revolution lesson plan, students also create a character biography of someone important to the war.
Who's Who? in the American Revolution
Students analyze the importance of a famous figure to the American Revolution. In this American Revolution lesson plan, students access Wilson Biographies to create their own visual biography and present it to the class in a PowerPoint.
What were the causes of the American Revolution?
Sixth graders investigate the causes of the American Revolution. In this causes of the American Revolution lesson, 6th graders make hypotheses, analyze data, and rank the top causes of the war. Students complete a timeline and write a paragraph on the most important cause.
American Revolution Newspaper
Eighth graders create publication detailing events relating to the American Revolution from different perspectives.
American Revolution: Learning Contracts
Fourth graders research the American Revolution. They use learning contracts to guide their choices. They create ABC poems about the Revolution.
Causes of the American Revolution
Students work together to discover the causes of the American Revolution. They share their findings with the rest of the class. They create a concept web with the causes listed.