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New Review The Continental Congress
Here is a fantastic video highlighting the role of Thomas Jefferson at the Continental Congress, focusing on the language of the Declaration of Independence and its listing of grievances against the British government.
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review First Continental Congress (Part II)
Supplement your traditional textbook chapter with this instructional video on the first Continental Congress, which highlights key points such as the passage of the Intolerable Acts, boycott of British goods, and primary purpose of the meeting of delegates in Philadelphia.
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Federalists v. Anti‐Federalists
Here is a solid lesson plan to support your instruction on the Continental Congress and the Articles of Confederation. It includes close analysis of primary source images, a guided notes template and answer key, and many key points to guide your direct instruction and discussion facilitation.
8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Tea, Taxes, and the American Revolution
Rather than simply summarizing the events that led to the American Revolution, have your learners listen as John Green offers some interesting points to be used as discussion or writing prompts in your review of the war. Green details early American colonies as self-governing entities, brings to light some hypocrisies of the War for Independence, and concludes by discussing the influence of the Enlightenment.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lost Hero: The "To Do List" of the Continental Congress
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 27 Downloads
American Revolution Timeline Project
This simple project can have great implications for your learners' understanding of the shifts in power during the American Revolution. Using an included worksheet, your young historians will design a timeline of the revolution and identify five events they believe were most significant to the changes in power.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 21 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The War in the North, 1775-1778
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 instructional activity.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 24 Downloads
Lost Hero: Was John Hanson Actually the First President?
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Lesson 12: Second Continental Congress
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.
10th Social Studies & History 6 Views 17 Downloads
Lesson 11: Second Continental Congress
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.
10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 16 Downloads
Second Continental Congress: Marching Toward Freedom: Lesson 10
Fourth graders explore U.S. history by participating in a word detective activity. In this Second Continental Congress lesson plan, 4th graders create their own graphic organizer based on the differences between Patriots, Loyalists and "Fence Sitters.
4th Health 3 Views 6 Downloads
New Review First Continental Congress, Second Continental Congress, & the Declaration of Independence
Your learners will take on the roles of Congressional members in the year 1775 and devise a plan for America after the onset of the Revolutionary War.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
First Continental Congress: Lesson 8
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.
4th Social Studies & History 5 Views 19 Downloads
New Review An American Founder
Create a study of John Adams and his wife Abigail. Small groups examine and analyze an image of John Adams and complete various questions and activities based on the image before reading and discussing background information about him. Learners are also encouraged to create brief biographies about Abigail Adams.
5th - 8th Language Arts 11 Views 12 Downloads
The American Revolution, Guided Reading
This McDougal Littell worksheet provides a graphic organizer for US History class members to record information on the causes and effects of events like France entering the war, the British closing Boston harbor, passing the Stamp Act, and more.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 337 Downloads
Writing the Declaration of Independence
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.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 40 Downloads
Taxes & Smuggling - Prelude to Revolution
Why are the American Revolution and the War for Independence not the same thing? Were taxes really the main point of contestation for the colonists? Listen as this fantastic presenter discusses the roots of the American Revolution, highlighting the changing attitudes of the colonists toward abstract ideas based on freedom and natural rights, and detailing major events such as the Intolerable Acts, impact of boycotts, the First Continental Congress, and the beginning conflicts of the Revolutionary War itself.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The War in the North, 1775–1778
Using primary source documents, including maps, learners examine Revolutionary War events from 1775 to 1778. The focus here is on the challenges George Washington and the Continental army faced and how they persevered in spite of those hardships.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable