Unit 1: Building Historical Background Knowledge: The Road to Revolution 1754–1776

This Unit 1: Building Historical Background Knowledge: The Road to Revolution 1754–1776 unit also includes:

What were the conditions that led to the American Revolution? What are the conditions that lead to revolution in other times and places? Class members examine primary source materials and use evidence drawn from these documents to craft an essay that compares Arab Spring to the American Revolution.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups investigate the conditions that are contributing to current examples of civil unrest
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson was developed as an example of Common Core-aligned instruction in the social studies classroom
  • The unit, the first of two focusing on the historical background of the American Revolution and the Civil Rights movement, can be modified into a smaller set of lessons
Pros

  • The 11-lesson unit includes scripted plans, assessments, and the essay prompt
Cons

  • None