The Revolutionary Times

Be sure to grab a copy of the Revolutionary Times! Scholars take a step back in time to report on topics as set in the revolutionary time period. Events include the ride of Paul Revere, the Battle of Saratoga, and more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Bind finished products to make a classroom newspaper, and make several copies for pupils to browse when time permits 
  • Create a rubric to go along with the directions page to give learners a more focused approach to their writing
  • Direct writers to attach the page to their interactive writing notebook or binder; begin taking notes and writing inside it so pages do not get misplaced 
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should be familiar with how to research information and write a report
  • Schedule time in the library, computer lab, or with mobile learning devices to research information and begin the writing process 
Pros

  • Provides an extensive list of writing topics and allows learners to choose their own—with teacher approval 
  • The writing assignment encourages creativity
Cons

  • Lists a research topic more than once