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Why Is the Declaration of Independence Important?

For Students 5th Standards
Fair or unfair? To begin a study of the American Revolution, class members review the treatment of the people of the American Colonies by the King of England and decide which were fair and which were unfair. Class members then annotate a...
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Causes of the American Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
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...
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The American Revolution: 1775 - 1783

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Should the Colonists Have Signed the Declaration of Independence?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore the Declaration of Independence in this US History instructional activity. Middle schoolers compare and contrast viewpoints of the Loyalists and the Patriots as they discuss the issue of colonial independence from Britain. They...
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On This Day: Thomas Paine's Common Sense

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Many Americans can identify Thomas Paine and his seminal work, Common Sense. Yet, only six people showed up at his funeral. Using video resources, class members study both the document and the outcomes of his inflammatory words. Clips...
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American Revolution

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Young historians get hooked into a unit study of the American Revolution with a simulation that lets them experience some of the outrage colonists felt about unfair taxes. Class members demonstrate what they have learned in the study by...
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Events leading to the American Revolution

For Teachers 5th Standards
The Stamp Act, Paul Revere's ride, and the Boston Tea Party pushed American colonists to the tipping point that led to the American Revolution. Fifth graders research the key figures of the war, study the Declaration of Independence, and...
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Tea Overboard

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
While less well known than the event in Boston, the Yorktown Tea Party was equally decisive in turning community sentiment against Great Britain. To gain an understanding of why the colonists objected to the Tea Act, young historians...
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Life of a Private Lesson Plan

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
In order to understand the challenges the Continental Army faced during the American Revolution, class members analyze primary source materials including a soldier's journal and an officer's letter, and watch a short reenactment video.
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Making a Patriot Inquiry: Are Independence, Freedom, and Liberty the Same Thing?

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of the American Revolution, class members engage in an inquiry-based lesson that has them watch a scene from the play Slave Spy, examine multiple primary source documents, and then discuss the similarities and...
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Why Did Some Colonial Virginians Continue to Support the King?

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Not all colonials supported the American Revolution. A resource from the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ask young historians to investigate the reasons why some colonial Virginians were loyalist and continued to support King...
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Patriots and Loyalists

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Patriots versus Loyalists, a huge divide during the Revolutionary War in what would become the United States of America. An informative resource includes both direct instruction about the two groups and a quiz pupils take after reading...
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An Independent Nation

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
If your kids are curious about the American Revolution, help them understand more about its background with a reading passage and comprehension questions. Kids use context clues to answer each question, some of which require more...
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Causes of the American Revolution Soldiers and Civilians at War

For Teachers 5th Standards
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...
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Lesson 7: Loyalist vs. Patriot : Who am I?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders consider what made colonists Patriots or Loyalists. In this colonial America lesson, 10th graders research primary and secondary sources to prepare for a historical role play activity that requires them to act as Patriots...
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Lesson 8: Loyalist vs. Patriot: Who am I?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders consider what made colonists Patriots or Loyalists. In this colonial America lesson, 10th graders research primary and secondary sources to prepare for a historical role play activity that requires them act as Patriots or...
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Lesson 6: Loyalist vs. Patriot: Who am I?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders investigate the difference between Patriots and Loyalists. In this American Revolution instructional activity, 10th graders research the visions of Patriots and Loyalists and then write letters from the perspective of each....
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Lesson 3: Religion and the Fight for American Independence

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils explore the role religion played in the American Revolutionary War. Using primary documents and writing exercises, students understand how religion was used in support of the war efforts and how specific religious groups responded...
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Voices of the American Revolution - Primary Documents

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use primary documents to examine the attitudes and positions of several factions leading up to the American Revolutionary War. They read documents, debate differing perspectives and write an essay exploring the reasons for revolt.
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American Revolution Biographical Trading Cards

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners create trading cards based on Patriots and Loyalists that were influential in the American Revolution. In this American Revolution lesson plan, students make and trade their cards, keeping one of their own for themselves.
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Loyalists

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain why some colonists remained loyal to England during the American revolution. In this social studies lesson, students write a letter to an editor about their reasons for remaining loyal to England.
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American Beginnings

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the role of historians.  In this American History lesson, 11th graders analyze document based questions.  Students write a summary of these documents. 
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Missing Pieces of the Puzzle: African Americans in Revolutionary Times

For Students 5th
What's missing from most studies of the American Revolutionary War is information about the role African Americans played in the conflict. To correct this oversight, middle schoolers research groups like the Black Loyalists and  Black...
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To Declare Independence or Not??

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students debate and role play about whether the colonists should declare independence from England or not. In this American history and oral communication instructional activity, students read informational text about the colonists and...