Lord Dunmore's Proclamation Teacher Resources
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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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The War in the South, 1778-1781
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Who Won the American Revolution?
Was the American Revolution really revolutionary? Consider all the sides to this complex historical event, as this video not only reviews key battles of the revolution, but also discusses the effect of the war on slaves and Native...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Eighteenth-Century Slave Codes
Students explore slavery by reviewing the written laws intended to keep African Americans subservient. In this U.S. slavery lesson plan, students analyze a time-line of the history of African Americans. Students discuss the patterns of...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Should the Colonists Have Signed the Declaration of Independence?
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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Possibility Of Freedom For Slaves
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.
9th - 11th 21st Century Skills
The Horse America Throwing His Master
Young scholars create timelines that span from the Seven Years' War to the Treaty of Paris. In this colonial America lesson plan, students research the provided primary images and documents from the era as well as information about...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
"The Colony of Virginia as Far as the Mississippi"
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.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Taking Up Arms and the Challenge of Slavery in the Revolutionary Era
Students 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...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Loyalists and Loyalism in the American Revolution
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,...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
"The Horse America Throwing His Master"
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...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Colony of Virginia as Far as the Mississippi
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History