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Yorktown and Treaty of Paris
Eighth graders discuss the importance of battles fought during the Revolutionary War. They summarize the events, people, and strategies of significance in the Battle of Yorktown. They identify the significance of the the adoption of the Treaty of Paris and how it impacted the Revolutionary War.
September 3, 1783 - Treaty of Paris
In this writing prompt learning exercise, students learn that on September 3, 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed. Students write why they think the Revolutionary War was such an important point in the history of the United States.
The American Revolution: Battles
Every war has a number of turning point battles that define the outcome. Inform learners of three major battles of the American Revolution. The Battle of Bunker Hill, Saratoga, Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris are each discussed. Maps and primary source quotes are also included.
The Preamble to the Constitution: How Do You Make a More Perfect Union?
Students analyze the Preamble of the Constitution and identify the historical context that led to its wording. They, in groups, interpret phrases from the Preamble, examine relevant court cases and create illustrations for their portion or text.
Ending the War, 1783
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.
Happy Endings: The Final Battle
Fifth graders explore all the myths of the battle of Yorktown. A variety of primary documents are viewed and analyzed for discussion. They become aware that what one sees and hears is not always as it seems in reality. Each group critiques how the myths affected the global environment and backdrop to the war.
Vermont History True / False
In this Vermont history worksheet, students read two and a half pages of information about Vermont history. After reading, students complete 10 true or false questions about what they read.
The Road to Revolution: 1754-1775 (5)
In this online interactive history worksheet, learners respond to 19 matching questions regarding the events that led to the American Revolution. Students may check their answers immediately.
In this George Washington worksheet, students read a time line about George Washington and then fill in blanks to a paragraph about him afterwards. Students fill in 10 blanks.
The Horse America Throwing His Master
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.
Do the Research! Treat of Paris
In this Treaty of Paris research worksheet, students research the topic, then complete 4 short answer questions. Worksheet contains links to additional activities.
Events Leading To the American Revolution Newspaper Activity
Students read about and discuss three important events that led up to the American Revolution. They research and present information on the French and Indian War, the Sugar Act, and the Stamp Act then write a short newspaper article about one of the events.
Seven Years' War
Young scholars explore the Seven Years' War and view maps of India and America. In groups, they review primary sources and discuss Robert Clive, George Washington, the Treaty of Paris, and the Proclamation of 1783. As a class, students compare and contrast India and America. They watch a clip from a movie, "The Last of the Mohicans," and examine the differences in warfare.
America Becomes A World Power
Here is a terrific series of lessons which detail America's rise to becoming a world power. Seventh graders create a newspaper that chronicles the important events during this time period. The papers contain information about the expansion of the US Navy, the annexation of Hawaii, the Spanish-American War, and the building of the Panama Canal. This impressive plan has everything you need for successful implementation.
8th Grade U.S. History Task Study Packet
Even a cumulative review can include main ideas, key events, supporting details, and critical thinking. An excellent 8th grade history review is yours for the taking. It includes topics that range from the thirteen colonies to post Civil War reformation. There are 10 full assignments compiled in a fourteen-page packet.
The American Revolution: 1775 - 1783
Track the ins and outs and wartime strategies used by both the British and the Americans during the Revolutionary War. Multiple comparisons are made between both factions, maps, statistical data, images, and light text is used throughout the presentation. This would be a good resource to accompany a full lecture and could span several class periods.
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. The plan of union, Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, Tea Act, Boston Massacre, and George Washington are described in rich detail.
History Review: Colonial America
A great way to prepare learners for that annual state exam is with a review session. You can use all or only some of these questions to quiz kids on various aspects of colonial America, the Columbian Exchange, and the Revolutionary War. There are 51 questions total, some with answers and some without.
Consolidation of European State Systems
Several wars and changes in government had to happen before Europe was able to consolidate its state system. The presentation begins with King Louis XV and runs through each major European ruler over the next 72 years! It provides political and biographical information on Anne I, George I and II, Charles VI, Maria Theresa, the succession of Fredericks, and Peter the Great.
Solving the Puzzle
Students create a map showing the United States borders at a specific period in history and produce three questions to be answered by examining the map. They also write a productive paragraph explaining who, what, when, where, how/why a particular piece of land was acquired by the United States.