Continental Congress Teacher Resources
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Causes of the American Revolution Soldiers and Civilians at War
Stage a meeting of the Second Continental Congress in your classroom, then utilize the abundance of worksheets and informational texts in this resource to analyze the major events and consequences of the American Revolution. Other topics...
5th CCSS: Adaptable
General George Washington In Massachusetts — 1775–1776
Who was George Washington? What were the events and principles that formed his character and made him the man he was? To gain insight into this amazing individual, pupils examine multiple primary source materials, from his childhood...
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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, 4th graders create their own graphic organizer based on the differences between Patriots, Loyalists and "Fence...
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...
4 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
6th - 8th
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,...
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 4/4 - Taverns, Politics, Tories, Patriots
The final segment of this terrific four-part series on the American Revolutionary War offers a unique perspective on the losers of the war. The Tories, who were the colonists who stayed loyal to the British Empire, were ostracized and...
10 mins 9th - 12th
What You Might Not Know About the Declaration of Independence
Did you know that the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 2, 1776? Did you know that five men, not just Thomas Jefferson, are credited with writing the Declaration? Did you know that references to slavery were excised from the...
4 mins 8th - 11th