Militia of the American Revolutionary War
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Students explore the role of the colonial militia n the American Revolutionary War. Using traditional and internet resources, students, complete a research worksheet designed to provide information about the militia. Worksheet is provided.
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Prelude to the Revolutionary War
Work on analyzing primary source documents and informational text with a set of reference material about the American Revolution. Middle schoolers read about the precursors and significant events of the Revolutionary War, and demonstrate...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Events Leading to the Revolutionary War Organizer
What major events led to the Revolutionary War in the United States? Young historians can use this graphic organizer to list the primary events that helped to spark the revolution, and will include the year and description for each of...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
Causes of the American Revolution
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...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
On the Road to Revolution: Creating a Living Timeline
Divided into nine topic groups, from the Proclamation of 1763 to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, your young historians will research major events on the road to the American Revolution and then create a 2-3 minute sketch explaining...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Trust Animated Map: Entire Revolutionary War
A thorough and measured look at the American Revolution includes movements on an animated map, high-quality reenactments, and instructive narration that takes learners through the vital first steps of the United States of America.
19 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
Lesson 3/4 - Revolution and the Pattern of War 1774-1783
Part three of this excellent four-part series on the American Revolutionary War is as good as its predecessors. It covers a 10-year period, beginning in 1774 and ending with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783. Concepts covered...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History