Here are TWO activities that go with my American Revolution unit that were freebies over the week of Independence Day. I'm sorry if you missed my giveaway. If you like these activities, you can get the whole unit on my TPT site.
As a part of my American Revolution Unit, students randomly choose a character that had a part in the American Revolution (i.e. King George III, John Hancock, a redcoat, etc.). Students will complete to assignments for their character choice. They will gather information throughout the unit that is discussed in class and they will seek out information using reference materials on their own (A CCSS Standard folks!).
First, they will use what they learn specifically about their character to create a presentation about them to share with the class that includes supporting artifacts, such as a poster, PowerPoint, or picture slideshow, that they create. They are also asked to have additional props to enhance their presentation and are encouraged to dress up like their chosen character. Another CCSS standard for Listening & Speaking!! Instructions, character list and a rubric for the character presentations are included.
The second assignment students will complete using their chosen character is what I call a "Revolutionary Reunion". It is the culminating activity for my 10 day American Revolution Unit and a great assessment.
Students will use what they know about the character they chose and learned about to BECOME THEM! Each attendee has an agenda for attending this reunion. With their agenda in mind, students will meet each other through round-table discussion and mock interviews.
At the end of the reunion, the class will have a discussion about each character's agenda, what they discovered about each other and which pieces of that information would help them complete their own agenda.
This also aligns with the CCSS Listening & Speaking standards! Instructions and rubric for the Revolutionary Reunion are also included.