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Economic Spotter: Money in Revolutionary Times
Pupils explore money of the Revolutionary War Era. In this economics instructional activity, students compare Continental Congress money to the Spanish half dollar and then write about their preferred money during the time period.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Wanted: A Just Right Government
What type of government did American colonists gain and seek after gaining their independence after the Revolutionary War? Here is lesson that will guide your young learners through the new nation's progression from the Articles of Confederation to the creation of the United States Constitution.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 20 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Foundations of American Government
High schoolers examine historical perspectives. In this Boston Massacre lesson, students watch "The Story Behind the Boston Massacre," and conduct further research on the event. High schoolers debate the Patriot and British perspectives of the event.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Cumulative Review: Social Studies
Have you just finished teaching chapters 1-5 of your social studies book and are ready to test your class? If so, you are in luck! Here is a well-organized cumulative review that covers multiple topics, main ideas, and vocabulary related to the age of exploration, American colonization, The Revolutionary War, and the forming of the US government.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 18 Views 51 Downloads
American Revolution Bus Tour
Students examine primary sources about the events that lead up to the Revolutionary War. In this Revolutionary War instructional activity, students move through several stations to encounter and understand different causes of the American revolution.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 22 Views 70 Downloads
Fifth graders analyze and then draw recruitment posters. In this Revolutionary War lesson, 5th graders analyze recruitment posters and discuss the attitude towards African Americans. Students analyze primary documents from the Revolutionary and Civil War eras and compare recruitment for each war.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 26 Downloads
Lesson 2: The Tired King
Students are introduced to the three functions of government (legislative, judicial, and executive). They read and discuss a story about an overworked king who must handle all the tasks of government. Students give a description of the three functions of government.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 17 Views 34 Downloads
Images of the American Revolution
Students analyze several documents as they research the Revolutionary War. They evaluate documents and examine them for bias and perspective. They use their research to write monologues from the point of view of a famous Revolutionary War figure.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 46 Downloads
Freedom Is Not Free, Lest We Forget
Learners examine the events that led to the Revolutionary War. In groups, they use this information to create a timeline showing America's quest for freedom. Using the internet, they view photographs and research the conditions of the soliders on each side.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 38 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 25 Downloads
Freedom is Not Free, Lest We Forget
Students explore the causes of the American Revolution. In this American Revolution lesson, students describe the major and important people of the Ameican Revolution. Students watch videos fill out timelines do Internet research to better understand the Revolutionary War.
4th - 8th Language Arts 13 Views 118 Downloads
A More Perfect Union
Fourth graders complete a unit of lessons on the development of the U.S. government. They examine the main ideas of the Declaration of Independence, develop a class translation of the preamble to the Constitution, create a flow chart, and present a skit.
4th Social Studies & History 9 Views 78 Downloads
Learners examine the last major battle of the Revolutionary War at Yorktown. After viewing photographs, they participate in simulations of the surrender by Cornwallis. To end the lesson, they put the events of the battle into the correct order and identify the causes and effects of the battle.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 10 Views 33 Downloads
History Review: Colonial America
A great way to prepare learners for that annual state exam is with a review session. You can use all or only some of these questions to quiz kids on various aspects of colonial America, the Columbian Exchange, and the Revolutionary War. There are 51 questions total, some with answers and some without.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 88 Downloads
Politics and Power
Ninth graders examine the different systems of government politics and power. As they study they'll record their reflections in their journals and in return share their insights with their classmates. For mastery, 9th graders prepare and perform a skit for their classmates.
9th Social Studies & History 6 Views 47 Downloads
Shh! We're Writing the Constitution
Fifth graders research, examine and study about the three branches of the government and the contents of the Constitution including both the Articles and the Amendments. They create their own classroom constitution at the end of the unit.
5th Social Studies & History 17 Views 91 Downloads