American Revolution Government and Politics Teacher Resources
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Government Goods and Services
Fifth graders investigate the connection between taxes and government services. In this economics lesson, 5th graders discuss the process and benefits of paying sales and income taxes. Using calculators, students compute the amount of tax paid based on the percentage.
5th Math 7 Views 8 Downloads
Students explore and examine the 40th anniversary of Ernesto Che Guevara's execution and his image as an international symbol of revolutionary values. They then interpret the iconic Che image from a variety of different points of view. and create artwork utilizing his image and legacy.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 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
What Experiences Shaped the Founders' Thinking about Government?
Young scholars study the ideas and experiences that shaped the founding fathers' perspective about government. In this the government lesson plan, students examine the Articles of Confederation as they relate to the power of government. Young scholars then study the experiences that led to the American Revolution.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 198 Downloads
Revolutionary Essex County-Local Communities Showing National Trends
Learners of all ages explore Revolutionary War protest activities. They view a variety of primary and secondary sources from the 1800s which represent differing opinions on political issues. They discuss the impact government had on the lives of the colonists based on their readings, and design a poster or write a letter using their knowledge of American historical events.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 29 Downloads
Students identify and research significant people, causes, and primary documents of the U.S. Revolutionary War. They create a class Revolutionary War web using Inspiration computer software, write a journal depicting three days in the life of a selected Revolutionary War figure, and participate in a Revolutionary War Wax Museum presentation.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 36 Views 219 Downloads
Virginians in the Revolutionary War Era
Students identify the varied roles of Virginians in the Revolutionary War era and define the terms patriot, loyalist, and neutral. They then pretend they are patriots and list reasons on a chart why they are fighting against England and discuss.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Revolutionary War Spy Methods
Learners research how coded messages were used during the Revolutionary War. In this Revolutionary War lesson, students view primary documents about the Revolutionary War spies and the methods used for sending messages. Learners write a message to a classmate by using an invisible ink from lemon juice.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 11 Views 34 Downloads
Government in Contemporary Virginia
Students explore U.S. growth by examining photographs. In this U.S. government lesson, students discuss the American Revolution and the impact it had on colonial Virginia and 20th century America. Students view photographs and documents from colonial Virginia and create captions for the images.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 12 Downloads
New Nation, New Government
Sixth graders design a symbol to symbolize George Mason, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Washington, and James Monroe, to commemorate their contributions to the U.S. Constitution. For this government lesson plan, 6th graders observe images of these men and discuss their importance.
6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 15 Downloads
A Country Is Born-The American Revolutionary War
Seventh graders construct a historical timeline of events leading up to and during the Revolutionary War. They give a speech pleading the cause of independence and compare and contrast today's news media with the ideals of the revolutionary era.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Similarities and Differences Between the American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War
Fifth graders describe three similarities and three differences between the American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War. They play a game comparing the two wars.
5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 18 Downloads
Lost Hero: Starting a Government from Scratch
Middle schoolers investigate the steps taken to establish the government of the U.S. They conduct research, read and analyze primary source documents, and answer discussion questions about the Articles of Confederation.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 30 Downloads
Early American Government: Cause and Effect
Students explore cause and effect. In this early American government instructional activity, students research the series of events that led to the revolution, confederation, and constitution. Students use cause and effect examples to complete a culminating activity.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 77 Downloads
Economic Spotter: Money in Revolutionary Times
Students identify the functions of money. After reading a story set in the Revolutionary War, they describe what the money of the time period looked like and how it was used. Using the internet, they compare Continental Congress money with a Spanish half dollar.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download