American Revolution Government and Politics Teacher Resources

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Students discover that one to explore about the past is to read historical novels. They see that in every war there are many viewpoints to consider. Students are introduced to the young adult historical novel My Brother Sam Is Dead. The novel tells the story of young Tim Meeker, the brother of a Revolutionary War soldier.
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.  Students list the variety of goods and services provided by the government that assist everyday people, and discuss what life would be like without those services.
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.
Eleventh graders explore the causes of the Revolutionary War.  In this American History lesson, 11th graders read a novel on the war.  Students write a monologue from a colonists point of view. 
Students identify what a good government should provide for its citizens, and link their ideas to those of the founding founders by analyzing the Preamble to the Constitution. They create a mural depicting their understanding of the Preamble.
Eleventh graders describe the role of the government and the president in establishing a new country. They describe some of the actions the government bodies would probably take to ensure order and security.
For this United States history worksheet, students reference their textbook to answer 16 fill in the blank questions and 8 short answer questions regarding the early government of the nation.
Young scholars participate in a scavenger hunt using their textbooks to find information about historical events, people and places in US history during the Revolutionary Era. After creating their list of important people, students create charts of their findings, they analyze the information they have found.
For this online interactive vocabulary worksheet, students respond to 15 matching questions regarding poetry terminology. Students may check their answers immediately.
Students understand some causes of the American Revolution. Students learn the viewpoints of the loyalists and the American Revolutionaries. Students learn a timeline of facts which they use to compare and contrast the views of the loyalists and the American Revolutionaries.
Students work in small groups to research and devop a PowerPoint presentation and write a paper about ways life would be different if the British had won the Revolutionary War. They select and assign roles for each member, working on their section independently and revising as a group.
Students study the ideas and experiences that shaped the founding fathers' perspective about government. For this the government lesson plan, students examine the Articles of Confederation as they relate to the power of government. Students then study the experiences that led to the American Revolution.
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.
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.
Students gain a deeper understanding of both geography and the Revolutionary War. They practice using on line research in examining historical events and using political, physical, and topographic maps.
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.
Students research how coded messages were used during the Revolutionary War. In this Revolutionary War instructional activity, students view primary documents about the Revolutionary War spies and the methods used for sending messages. Students write a message to a classmate by using an invisible ink from lemon juice. Students reveal the coded message by using a light bulb.
Learners take a closer look at historical maps. In this American Revolution lesson, students examine the provided historical maps and documents to determine the assignments that George Washington assigned to subordinates during the Revolutionary War. 
Students examine how American Indian cultures changed as a result of the Revolutionary War.
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.