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Fifth graders examine the causes and effects of the American Revolution. In groups, they make a portfolio page and write a response to the Proclamation of 1763. They also make a timeline of the events of the Boston Massacre and answer questions about taxes. To end the lesson, they complete their examination of four events during the war and describe their importance.
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.
"Stolen from Africa, brought to America,/Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival." Bob Marley's "Buffalo Soldiers" provides high schoolers an opportunity to explore the rich history of the Rastafarians in Jamaica and the Buffalo Soldiers of the 1800s. Class members watch videos, access mini-pages, read articles, and listen to music before crafting their own song comparing a current social movement to the Buffalo Soldiers.
“First-Person Narratives of the American South,” a collection of primary source materials, offer class members a chance to compare the views of two women who experienced Major General William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea. Using the provided worksheet, groups focus their comparisons on the women’s views on slavery, their experience of the march, or their beliefs. For the male perspective of this event a link to the journal of George Washington Baker is provided.
The discussion continues: Who started the Civil War? So why not get your intelligent learners involved. Readers use the account of Confederate spy Rose O’Neal Greenhow to begin their analysis of who started the war. Scholars are challenged to confirm or refute perspectives on the matter by using other accounts and opinions on who or what is to blame. They are assessed by their completion of “Perspectives on the Civil War” worksheet.
Fifth graders view primary documents to become familiar with the causes of the American Revolutionary War. In this Causes of the American Revolution lesson, 5th graders answer questions based on the documents. Students complete a graphic organizer projected on an overhead projector.
Students explore colonial cooking. In this cross curriculum George Washington and colonial America history lesson, students follow a recipe for cranberry pudding, a possible favorite of George and Martha Washington. Students measure and combine ingredients, then complete a worksheet in which they convert pounds to kilograms and Celsius to Fahrenheit.
Explore the Declaration of Independence in this US History lesson. 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.
After identifying the key principles at the heart of the Declaration of Independence (consent of the governed, representative government, limited government, the social contract, the basic rights of humankind, the ideal of equality among the people of the world), groups create a children’s version of the Declaration of Independence accessible to third graders. First, they craft a one-page summary of their section of the document. Next, using large, simple text, they illustrate their page with images and symbols appropriate for their audience. The pages are then assembled into a children’s book on the Declaration.
Students examine perspectives of the Civil War. In this Civil War lesson plan, students read first person narratives of the Civil War from 2 women on the homefront. Students compare and contrast the narratives of the women with one another. Students may also compare them their points of view with that of a male.
Students examine the causes of dissatisfaction that led to the American Revolution. Then they make a Flap Vocabulary Book and glue on a map of the thirteen colonies and make a title page called "Road to War in it." Students also identify and interpret the Proclamation Act of 1763, the Sugar Act 1764, the Stamp Act 1765, and what the colonial mindset what during this period.
Students identify and examine the Declaration of Independence and ascertain its true intent and its eventual realization. Then they analyze the Declaration of Independence and summarize the intentions of the Declaration. Students also evaluate the degree to which public policies and citizen behaviors reflect or foster the stated ideals of a democratic republican form of government.
Students analyze the different roles assumed by various Native American tribes during the American Revolution. They examine the issues involved for Native Americans in choosing the British or the American side of the conflict, such as maintaining trade or preserving homelands. They complete several online activity worksheets after reading some of the information about the Indian's involvement in the American Revolution.
Eighth graders investigate the role of South Carolina in the American Revolution. In this colonial American lesson, 8th graders analyze primary documents and images to determine how the state was involved in the outbreak of the war and how they felt about the war. Students also listen to a lecture and write essays on the topic.