Lord Dunmore's Proclamation Teacher Resources
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In this primary source analysis worksheet, students read Lord Dunmore's Proclamation and discuss its historical significance.
New Review The War in the South, 1778–1781
The second in a three-part look at the Revolutionary War focuses the years from 1778 through 1781 and zooms in on military operations in the southern colonies, the French alliance, and the role African-Americans played in events. Class members examine primary source documents, and their interactive maps created in the previous lesson plan, to determine why the British attempt to move the battlefield into the South proved unsuccessful.
Students explore the major terms of the Franco-American alliance and their importance to the cause of independence. The most important military engagements in the South are discussed and their significance for the outcome of the war noted.
Students analyze a reading assignment using the TI Navigator. In this history lesson, students incorporate technology to further their interpretation of the reading assignment. Specific instructions incorporating technology is provided.
Students create timelines that span from the Seven Years' War to the Treaty of Paris. In this colonial America lesson, students research the provided primary images and documents from the era as well as information about events during the time period from other sources. Students use their findings to participate in a timeline activity.
Students use a variety of documents relating to the American Revolution as a springboard for further research on the era. Students work in groups and use their research to create a timeline. Students then visit a museum presenting historical documents.
New Review African Americans in Revolutionary Times
How did black Americans contribute to colonial society in the United States and make active choices to exert some control over their lives as slaves? Explore the often overlooked yet incredibly important roles of Africans and African Americans during the Revolutionary War period.
Students identify the resources and other possible reasons why specific locations were chosen during expansion to the West. In this Geography and U.S. History lesson, students create a map that depicts the route of Westward expansion.
Learners examine a series of documents which discuss the contradiction in the Americans' rhetoric about slavery. They act as members of designated Committees of Correspondence in the five different colonies, communicating their reactions to documents and events.
Students explore slavery by reviewing the written laws intended to keep African Americans subservient. In this U.S. slavery lesson, students analyze a time-line of the history of African Americans. Students discuss the patterns of the time-line and how the legal codes restricted freedom of black men and women based upon their population.
Students study George Washington's map and journal of his 1754 expedition to the French. They draw conclusions about the importance of western lands and the problems involved in tapping the resources of the West during that era.
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Use the sentence frames in the Classroom Guide as a solid framework for considering the theme of freedom and what it means to different individuals as you review the instructional materials.
Explore the Declaration of Independence in this US History instructional activity. Middle schoolers compare and contrast viewpoints of the Loyalists and the Patriots as they discuss the issue of colonial independence from Britain. They present support for both groups using a debate format, and then they come to a consensus about how the signing of the Declaration of Independence was a positive step in US history.
Students acquire background information and act out a play about slavery. In this play instructional activity, students become the characters in history to gather information about slavery.
Eleventh graders listen to a song and read the lyrics and discuss what patriotism means to them. After viewing pictures of important patriots throughout history, they describe their contribution to society. They write in their journals to end the lesson.
Students consider how colonial citizens chose sides in the American Revolution. In this Revolutionary War activity, students role play Loyalists, Patriots, and undecideds in a classroom simulation. Students research their positions so that they may actively participate in the debate simulation.
Students engage in activities to understand how ideologies were constructed before and during the Revolutionary War. How and why were some "reluctant revolutionaries" turned into whig patriots willing to fight against the British empire, while others asserted a loyalist allegiance to Britain?
In this teaching primary resources worksheet, students read a transcription of the Virgina Declaration . Students read the excerpt and discuss its significance.