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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.
Perspectives of the American Revolutionary War
e purpose of this unit is for students to understand the American Revolutionary War and evaluate different perspectives relative to causes and effects of the war. The concept of perspective is examined in the concept of decision making.
Singing Along with the American Revolutionary War
Fifth graders read Chapter 12 in their social studies book, as well as trade books, and encyclopedias. They identify major events that took place during the American Revolutionary War. Students create a song (groups of 4-5 people) using the events, a familiar musical tune, and motions.
Revolutionary War, Research, and Technology
Fifth graders research an event from the American Revolutionary War after completing a unit of study on the topic. They word process their research and demonstrate how to insert a picture into the document.
Revolutionary War Patriots and Loyalists
Students research a famous man or woman of the American Revolutionary War. They listen to the story on tape "Guns For General Washington," conduct Internet research, and create a written report, poster, and first person oral report.
Heroes of the American Revolutionary War
Students watch a video and read a poem about the events that led to the Revolutionary War. They develop graphic organizers to analyze famous quotes from the Colonial Era and create posters demonstrating the positions of the Patriots and Tories.
Introduction to American Revolutionary War
Fourth graders research the important people of the American Revolutionary War. In this social studies/US history lesson, 4th graders discover the important people in the American Revolutionary War by researching them and viewing a slideshow. Additionally, students are broken into small groups to research their assigned person and create a class book on famous Americans during the American Revolutionary War.
Intro To The American Revolutionary War (2nd)
Eighth graders explore the events of the American Revolutionary War. After reading The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, as an introduction to the lesson, 8th graders participate in a simulation to experience the Nation of Ms. Goldwasser which represents a parallel between the British Colonies and Great Britain. They examine the significance events of the Revolutionary War.
American Revolutionary War Time Line
Students research the Revolutionary War online and then create a timeline of key events in the war.
American Revolutionary War PowerPoint Presentation
Students explore the American Revolutionary War by choosing main ideas from various sources (text book, Internet, etc) and demonstrate their knowledge of the war through creating a PowerPoint slide show.
American Revolutionary War Time Line
Student groups research the Web to find events pertaining to the American Revolution and create a time line of these events.
The Revolutionary War: A Timeline
Fifth graders, in groups, spend one to two days researching their person or event. After the research process, each student has to write two to three sentences describing their person's most important contribution to the American Revolutionary War.
Militia of the American Revolutionary War
Young scholars explore the role of the colonial militia n the American Revolutionary War. Using traditional and internet resources, students, complete a research worksheet designed to provide information about the militia. Worksheet is provided.
The Revolutionary War: The Battle For Freedom
Eighth graders examine the events leading up to the Revolutionary War with a focus on the Boston Tea Party. Using the internet, they discover why the tea was dropped into the harbor by the colonists and research the Intolerable Acts. They discuss the grievances the First Continental Congress presented to King George of England.
The American Spy in Me
Students hold on to their seats as they travel back in history in order to explore colonial espionage and spy rings. They enjoy reenacting history with themselves as the main characters.
Persuade or Die!
Students read Patrick Henry's speech. They review prior learning about persuasive writing, and the American revolutionary war. Students listen as the teacher reads Patrick Henry's speech aloud to the class using lots of emotion and gestures. Students take notes on what makes this speech persuasive. The class discusses the main points of Henry's argument.
Freedom and Dignity Project
Students research the economic impact of the Revolutionary War on a variety of occupations. They examine and discuss the topic of whether political leanings influenced the economic outlook.
Mississippi Under British Rule
Students construct appropriate maps to depict the following information: changes in European territorial claims as a result of the French and Indian War; boundaries of British East and West Florida; significant rivers and settlements of British West Flori
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.
Persuasion in Historical Context: The Gettysburg Address
The Gettysburg Address is a powerful text. Use it to teach persuasion and the importance of word choice. The lesson detailed here includes a scaffolded background knowledge activity that includes image analysis of photos from the Civil War era. After your pupils have a strong understanding of the time period, lead them in a class reading and send them off to practice a group reading. The lesson includes a vocabulary list and a series of activities that focus on literary devices, repetition in particular. This Common Core designed resource will help your learners understand both the text and the power of language.