Development of Democracy: American Revolution
Eighth graders investigate the major events leading to the American Revolution and American democracy. They play the game Capture the Flag, read text and answer discussion questions, and complete a graphic organizer.
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American Revolution Project
Here you will find three simple and engaging American Revolution projects that will allow your learners to not only express their comprehension of major events and key terms during the war, but also offer the opportunity for great...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Colonial America and The American Revolution
How did the founding of the American colonies lead to a revolution? Use the essential question and sample activities to guide learners through a series of history lessons. Additionally, the packet includes effective strategies to...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Colonialism and American Foundations Sample Test Questions
What was the main cause of European colonization in America? How did Thomas Paine's Common Sense play a role in the establishment of the United States? What was the trans-Atlantic slave trade? These are just a few of the many questions...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Leads to Revolution?
From the essential question about the cause of the American Revolution to a Town Hall meeting hosted by and for your social studies class, a set of American history lessons are a great addition to your Revolutionary War unit. After...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution: The American Revolution
The contributions of African-Americans to the American Revolution are the focus of this Social Studies and language arts lesson plan. After reading and discussing Linda Crotta Brennan’s The Black Regiment of the American Revolution,...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
A Just War or Just a War?
What, if anything, makes a war "just"? This is an interesting and important question to explore with your class, and you can utilize an excellent lesson plan to support your group inquiry. The American Revolution and the War of 1812 are...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Industrial Revolution: Life in the Cities
What was life really like in American during the Industrial Revolution? Middle and high schoolers explore tenement living, assembly lines, factory work, and the blossoming world of technology in a series of educational and engaging...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Did Democracy Really Mean in Athens?
Did you know elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy? Take a look at the fascinating origins of Athenian direct democracy in ancient Greece, and compare their political structures to our understanding of representative...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The American Revolution (Sesame Street) - Part 2
The Sesame Street gang represents democracy at its most basic as the Founding Fathers vote to pick which bird should represent the new nation. Each colorful character presents his arguments using reasons why his bird is best. The group...
5 mins 5th - 8th Social Studies & History