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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. Letters are exchanged with classmates for peer review before turning in a final draft.
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. Awards are named and include a detailed medal design as well as criterion for receiving the award.
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.
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.
Students 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. Students design a challenge for the information.
Pupils 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.
Eleventh graders study the American Revolution. For this American History lesson, 11th graders write an essay that will ignite people in your community regarding one of the issues.
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.
Young scholars 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seventh graders have a choice of a variety of activities that show their understanding of the causes of the American Revolution. They choose their topic, then create a report, which they give to the entire class.
Students 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.
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. To end the lesson, they complete their examination of four events during the war and describe their importance.
Eighth graders investigate the role of South Carolina in the American Revolution. In this colonial American lesson plan, 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. Students also listen to a lecture and write essays on the topic.
Students discover the American Revolution by creating a movie in class. In this documentary film making instructional activity, students research the events that led to the American Revolution by examining images from a slide-show. Students utilize these photographs and video editing software to create a documentary film.
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.
Students explore the American Revolution. In this Colonial history lesson, students research and then report "on the spot" from an American Revolution War battlefield from a patriot or loyalist's point of view. They will use Primary Access to report their stories. This lesson includes web resources, slide show, and primary source documents.