This contains all of my American Revolution goodies I use throughout my unit in my fourth grade classroom! This is my favorite unit of the year, so I try to bring the causes alive as I am teaching this unit! This could be adjusted to fit the needs of third grade or a higher grade classroom.
~ 2 assessments and a study guide (one assessment on only the causes, and one assessment over the entire unit)
The final assessment covers:
~Famous people as mentioned in the standards (Arnold, Washington, Henry, Jefferson, Adams, and King George)
~Battles (Major three)
~Causes of the War (Acts, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, French and Indian War)
~Similarities and Differences between the Continental and British Army
~Writing of the Declaration of Independence
~"No taxation without representation!"
~ Task cards (could be used as a test review, extra credit, enrichment, remediation, homework, centers, etc.)
~Major causes of the American Revolution (Stamp Act, Sugar Act, Townshend Act, Intolerable Acts, Quartering Act, Tea Act, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, French and Indian War)
~Why the taxes started
~No taxation without representation
~Compare/Contrast British Army to Continental Army
~Major battles (Lexington/Concord, Saratoga, Yorktown) and what happened at each
~Patriot vs. Loyalist
~Sons/Daughters of Liberty
~ Teacher note chart with the 10 causes listed for reference (You could print these for students, as well.)
~Critical thinking sheet (Which cause would you live with and why)
~Proclamations-Bringing the Causes Alive!
When I started teaching fourth grade, I tried to come up with a way to make history come alive for them. I came up with Queen Kristina! On the day that I begin the unit, I greet them decked out as a Queen and place a sign up sheet on our class door. Then, as we proceed with the unit, I place more proclamations and newspaper headlines all over our door letting them know what was happening to Boston (our classroom)! They LOVE it every year! I have to say that this is one of the things they probably remember most.
In the proclamations file, I have included:
~Instructions for you on how I use them
~Proclamations ready to be printed
~Newspaper headlines ready to be printed and cut out
*I usually print them all then laminate them for longer use over the years
It took some time coming up with ways to bring history into the classroom, but I think you will love this. I am happy to answer any questions you have! Enjoy!
~American Revolution Morning Work
This is the morning work I created for my class to complete throughout our American Revolution unit. In the beginning, they will utilize their resources to research the answers. As we progress through the unit, students could complete this on their own as a review. This could be used as a preteaching, homework, morning work, centers...the possibilities are endless!
~Causes of the Revolutionary War (10 of them- French and Indian War, Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Quartering Act, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Intolerable/Coercive Acts, Townshend Acts, First Continental Congress, and Tea Act)
~Battles (Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, and Yorktown)
~People (King George, Ben Franklin, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Adams, Sons of Liberty, and Daughters of Liberty)
~Events (Shot Heard 'Round the World, Treaty of Paris, etc.)
~Map Skills (Boston, Philadelphia, New York City)
~Declaration of Independence (what, why, how organized, who)
I hope you and your class enjoy this bundle! Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions at all. I am happy to help!