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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
New Review Loyalists and Patriots
Your young historians will square off as Loyalists dedicated to the English crown or revolutionaries fighting for a new nation in a role-play of a colonial town hall debate prior to the American Revolution.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
American Revolution Project
Your young historians will have the opportunity to design a six-page brochure on the American Revolution with specific guidelines for what to include in each section. Activities for each page range from creating an acrostic poem using the word revolution, to defining vocabulary words and writing a mini-biography for a significant person from the war.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Townshend Acts of 1767
Students examine the events leading up to and after the Townshend Acts in Boston. In this American History lesson, students engage in a class discussion and write an essay about the failure of the British Stamp Act and the Colonial reaction to the Townshend Act of 1965.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
New Review On the Road to Revolution: Creating a Living Timeline
Divided into nine topic groups, from the Proclamation of 1763 to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, your young historians will research major events on the road to the American Revolution and then create a 2-3 minute sketch explaining their topics to the class.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 119 Views 97 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Causes of the American Revolution
Beginning with the experience of hearing that lockers in school will be taxed, through analysis of political cartoons and informational text, and culminating in a debate between loyalists and patriots, your class members will engage in a comprehensive review of the causes of the American Revolution.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 109 Views 92 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 147 Views 101 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Causes of the American Revolution
Fifth graders investigate the causes of the American Revolution. They explore how political, religious, and economic ideas and interests brought about the Revolution (e.g., the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, taxes on tea, coercive Acts). After all the investigations are discussed, the students prepare for a debate on the causes of the American Revolution.
5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 79 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
Empire to Independence
Here is a wonderful presentation, perfect for setting the stage for the Revolutionary War. Containing great information and images, it acts as a timeline of events starting with the French Indian War and ending with the dawn of the American Revolution.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 50 Views 137 Downloads
The Boston Massacre: You Be the Judge!
The importance of considering multiple perspectives of the same event is the big idea in this exercise that focuses on the Boston Massacre. Class groups examine photos of four depictions of the massacre, an English and an American newspaper account, trial testimony, a clip from an HBO film, and then read their textbook account of the event.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 30 Views 28 Downloads
Marching Toward Freedom: Lesson 5
Fourth graders explore personal freedoms by analyzing U.S history. In this colonial era lesson plan, 4th graders identify the Colonial era and identify the 3 types of colonists that inhabited the U.S. at that time. Students define the Sugar Act, Stamp Act and Townshend acts before viewing a video in class.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
America Established Because of Protest
Students explore events and causes that led to American Revolution and examine popular pro-Patriot renderings and texts of these issues created both at that time and in later years. Students then prepare and deliver oral presentations about image or text studied.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 46 Downloads
How did Colonists react to British rule prior to the American Revolution? Give your high schoolers a taste of oppression with this role-play activity, then let them come up with a revolution of their own. This excercise is intended to provide insight into the minds of the people pushed to revolution in the early days of our nation.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 26 Downloads
Molly Pitcher -- "Out of Many, One"
Students research, brainstorm and analyze the events that lead up to the Revolutionary War. They critique a piece of artwork depicting a scene from the Revolutionary War. Each major battle is plotted on a map to show a visual representation of the war field.
K - 4th Technology & Engineering 6 Views 75 Downloads
Causes of the American Revolution: the Stamp Act Crisis
Fifth graders view primary documents to become familiar with the causes of the American Revolutionary War. For 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.
5th Social Studies & History 59 Views 293 Downloads