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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.
Young scholars 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.
Learners 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. Learners design a challenge for the information.
Fifth graders view primary documents to become familiar with the causes of the American Revolutionary War. In this Causes of the American Revolution lesson, 5th graders answer questions based on the documents. Students complete a graphic organizer projected on an overhead projector.
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.
Sixth graders investigate the causes of the American Revolution. In this causes of the American Revolution lesson plan, 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.
Learners discover the American Revolution by creating a movie in class. In this documentary film making lesson, students research the events that led to the American Revolution by examining images from a slide-show. Learners 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.