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Tenth graders consider the effectiveness of the Second Continental Congress. In this early American history lesson, 10th graders act as aides to the Continental Congress and research their roles. Students create PowerPoint presentations that defend the actions of Congress in establishing the new American government.
Tenth graders consider the effectiveness of the Second Continental Congress. In this early American history lesson, 10th graders read the Olive Branch Petition and discuss its purpose. Students then analyze an image of the Second Continental Congress.
Fourth graders explore U.S. history by participating in a word detective activity. In this Second Continental Congress lesson, 4th graders create their own graphic organizer based on the differences between Patriots, Loyalists and "Fence Sitters." Students complete a word search vocabulary activity with their classmates.
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.
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. They write a paragraph citing which money they would like to have if they were living in Valley Forge in 1778.
Students explore money of the Revolutionary War Era. In this economics lesson, students compare Continental Congress money to the Spanish half dollar and then write about their preferred money during the time period.
Students examine the purpose of the Second Continental Congress. In this U.S. history lesson, students research the work of Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, and other Patriots who fought for the independence of the 13 colonies.
Students investigate how the role of president is defined in the Articles of Confederation. They read and discuss primary source documents, answer discussion questions, and describe how the President was elected.
Fourth graders investigate the significance of the First Continental Congress. In this United States history lesson, 4th graders read the book If You Lived At The Time of the American Revolution and research the various viewpoints of the Loyalists and Patriots. Students write a silent debate and an acrostic poem about the First Continental Congress.
In this U.S. government worksheet, learners respond to 1 essay and 5 short answer questions about the Second Continental Congress.
Was the United States significantly more democratic in their governing structures and laws after the overthrow of British authorities? Compare and contrast summaries of the country's constitutions under British rule and after independence, as well as examine a summation of the Articles of Confederation.
Eighth graders access prior knowledge of the American Revolution. In this American Revolution lesson plan, 8th graders research important people and events of the Revolution. Students role play various famous people and their impact on the revolution. Students analyze and rewrite parts of the Declaration of Independence.
Fifth graders discuss the terms of patriot and loyalist. In this social science lesson, 5th graders simulate the roles of the people at a meeting of the Second Continental Congress. Students brainstorm the problems Washington might have faced as being in charge of the army and discuss women's roles in the army. Students then develop a diary or a sketch of something learned.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the American Revolution. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students investigate the hardships and difficulties that the Continental army faced in the early years of the American War for independence. the battles of Lexington and concord and the expectations of the Continental Army forms the focus of this lesson plan.
Students explore the beginning of the United Colonies that were formed in 1774. In this history lesson, students discuss the Articles of Confederation and then answer questions about the events surrounding the development of the colonies.
Students examine developments during John Hanson's term as the first full-term 'President of the U.S. in Congress Assembled.' They explore various websites, read and discuss primary source documents, and complete a chart comparing Washington and Hanson.
High schoolers analyze historical events leading up to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System. Students identify reasons for the lack of confidence in the U.S. banking system early in the nation's history. High schoolers evaluate the economic impact of important events in the history of money and banking in the U.S.
Students investigate how successful they were in obtaining their goals in the Revolutionary War. The peace feelers of 1775 are examined and the reasons for the British rejection of them explored. the main provisions of the Treaty of Paris are discussed.
Learners analyze George Washington's address to Revolutionary soldiers in 1783. In this American Revolution lesson, students examine letters and a speech by General Washington to determine how he motivated his troops. Learners write their own speeches and newspaper articles in response to Washington's words.