**Updated in 2016 to include guided notes & alternate PPT formats
THIS DOWNLOAD INCLUDES PART 2 DETAILED BELOW...
This Unit can be downloaded as one PowerPoint or downloaded separately and taught as individual lessons. The slides contain visuals, text, primary and secondary sources, maps, writing prompts, activities, lists, assignments and much much more. ENJOY!
Introduction (2 slides) - includes: table of contents, distinction between the American Revolution and the Revolutionary War
PART 1: CAUSES (15 slides) - includes: a KWL chart, 11 separate causes for the American Revolution, each with explanations and visuals (e.g. Enlightenment, Stamp Act, Boston Massacre, smuggling, etc.). There is also a writing prompt around which of the 11 causes had the biggest impact
PART 2: SIDES & LEADERS (15 slides) - includes: a list of individuals, groups and countries for the colonies and for England, maps and background of England and France, visual groupings of intellectual leaders for either side, military leaders for either side, background on loyalists, patriots, King George III, George Washington, a mini-biography stick figure assignment about George Washington
PART 3: MAJOR BATTLES (15 slides) - includes: a list of all battles, a list of military personnel, a map with 8 important battles, explanations and visuals for each of the 8 highlighted battles, directions for students to map and describe the battles on their own paper, everything from the first shots at Lexington and Concord to the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown
PART 4: OUTCOMES (15 slides) - includes: statistics about death tolls for either side, the new U.S. nation, sovereignty, the Treaty of Paris, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the legacy of the president, and more. There is a writing assignment based on which of the outcomes of the war was most historically significant