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The American Revolution: Moving West and South
Students 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 21 Views 91 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 21 Views 72 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 66 Downloads
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 35 Views 76 Downloads
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 instructional activity, students review Paul Revere's significance and the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 17 Views 81 Downloads
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.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 29 Views 98 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
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 26 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 activity help students picture the difficulties people had in deciding whether or not to support the American Revolution.
8th Language Arts 11 Views 333 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 45 Views 179 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 0 Downloads
Who's Who? in the American Revolution
Young scholars 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.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 46 Downloads
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.
6th Social Studies & History 24 Views 136 Downloads
The American Revolution
Learners complete a unit on the American Revolution. They explore various websites, create an informational pamphlet, write a biography, take an online interactive quiz, contribute an item that represents something from the Revolutionary War to a time capsule, and plan a Colonial Day.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 50 Views 315 Downloads
Turning Points in the American Revolution
Fifth graders examine the causes and effects of the American Revolution. In groups, they make a portfolio page and write a response to the Proclamation of 1763. They also make a timeline of the events of the Boston Massacre and answer questions about taxes.
5th Social Studies & History 12 Views 89 Downloads
Why War? Causes of the American Revolution and South Carolina's Role
Eighth graders investigate the role of South Carolina in the American Revolution. In this colonial American lesson, 8th graders analyze primary documents and images to determine how the state was involved in the outbreak of the war and how they felt about the war.
8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 13 Downloads
Movie Making: American Revolution
Young scholars discover the American Revolution by creating a movie in class. In this documentary film making lesson plan, students research the events that led to the American Revolution by examining images from a slide-show. Young scholars utilize these photographs and video editing software to create a documentary film.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 84 Downloads