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American Revolution & Civil War "Bundle of Bundles"

American Revolution & Civil War "Bundle of Bundles"
American Revolution & Civil War "Bundle of Bundles"
American Revolution & Civil War "Bundle of Bundles"
American Revolution & Civil War "Bundle of Bundles"
American Revolution & Civil War "Bundle of Bundles"
American Revolution & Civil War "Bundle of Bundles"
American Revolution & Civil War "Bundle of Bundles"
American Revolution & Civil War "Bundle of Bundles"
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Teaching about the American Revolution and the American Civil War involves your students learning and understanding a massive list of names, vocabulary, and places of historic importance. To help students refresh their memories of the who/what/when/where of it all this 3-Pack Bundle of Bundles might be just what you and your students need.

Included in this bundle are 30 individualized American Revolution Bingo boards with 95 detailed calling cards and 30 individualized Civil War Bingo boards with their own set of 95 detailed calling cards that give the letter, the name, date, or place of something in regard to the American Revolution or Civil War as well as a brief description about what the phrase is or a clue to lead their memories to the correct answer.

How you play Bingo is up to you. If you want to do traditional Bingo, four-corner Bingo, small diamond, large diamond, etc. you do what you think would be fun for your students.

This 15 Mystery Phrases bundle can be an exciting way for students to learn about how important the things that were said during this time were because of the impact they had. However, these two time periods can be overwhelming for students because of how much there is to cover. In this product you are provided with pictures and clues for students to get a firmer grip of these fascinating time periods because of what was said, who said it, why it was said, and the impact that it had within the story of the America.

Included in this package are 15 famous people from the American Civil War Era and 15 famous people from the American Revolution who said something that was powerful at the time and still resonates in our minds today. The phrases are to be found by students using whatever research methods you decide on. I chose some lesser known phrases for some, but ones that should be given credit as famous because of what that phrase established in our history.

The 15 Phrases are each accompanied by two different writing tasks of your choice:

Option #1 is set up for students to identify what was being said in the bubble captions, explain what the phrase means, and explain what was happening during the American Revolution/Civil War Era that led to the phrase being said.

Option #2 is more advanced in terms of students choosing two of the phrases that have been discovered and identify key words, find synonyms that could have been used, identify what the words mean, and write a critical analysis as to whether or not they believe the phrase is a valid and meaningful part of American History.

The "Mystery Phrases" for the American Revolution are

Patrick Henry - "If this be treason, make the most of it!"

John Paul Jones - "I have not yet begun to fight!"

Nathan Hale - "My only regret is I only have one life to give for my country."

John Hancock - "There! His majesty can no read my name without glasses!"

James Otis - "A man's house is his castle."

Thomas Paine - "These are the times that try men's souls."

John Parker - "Don't fire unless fired upon. But if they mean to have a way, let it begin here."

Israel Putnam/William Prescott - "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"

Benjamin Franklin - "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."

Thomas Jefferson - "...life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness>"

George Washington - "Tell General Sullivan to use the bayonet. I am resolved to take Trenton."

John Adams - "Facts are stubborn things."

Paul Revere - "The regulars are coming!"

Paul Revere - "One if by land, two if by sea."

Patrick Henry - "Give me liberty, or give me death!

The "Mystery Phrases" for the American Civil War are:

Abraham Lincoln - "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

Harriet Tubman - "I never ran my train off the tracks, and I never lost a passenger."

Frederick Douglass - "What to the American slave is your Fourth of July?"

John Brown - "...what we need is action - action!"

Abraham Lincoln - "So you are the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war."

William Tecumseh Sherman - "The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war."

Robert E. Lee - "We must forgive our enemies."

Jefferson Davis - "Died of a theory."

William Carney - "Boys, the old flag never touched the ground!"

Edwin Stanton - "Now he belongs to the ages."

Abraham Lincoln - "I can't spare this man, he fights!"

Bernard Bee - "There stands Jackson, like a stone wall!"

Abraham Lincoln - "We assure freedom to the free!"

John Wilkes Booth - "Sic semper tyrannis!"

Mary Surratt - "Please don't let me fall."

Your students can discover the historic figures of both time periods that allows them to learn some basic facts, but also allows them to identify what they think is important about each person. Each trading card has the same format and allows students to gather a very brief snapshot of who these people were and what they did that contributed to the history of the American Revolution or the Civil War. Decide how many you'd like students to do and make a mini-research project out of it. Kids really enjoy this format!

This file is in .pdf format and can be printed on standard 8.5x11 inch paper. Each trading card is on a half sheet of paper and will need to be cut out by students to write on and fold to make into front/back trading cards.

For each person students will identify the following:

Date of Birth
Date of Death
Cause of Death
Role in the American Revolution or Civil War
Fun Facts

There isn't a lot of room for students to write so they'll have to be brief and to the point, thus contributing to the brief snapshot of each person's life.

Each trading card is set up to be folded into a front and a back and could be stapled together or left unfolded to see both sides at once. Included on each front side is a picture of the person, their name, and their signature.

John Adams
Samuel Adams
Abigail Adams
Ethan Allen
Benedict Arnold
Joseph Brant
John Burgoyne
George Rogers Clark
Lord Cornwallis
Silas Deane
John Dickinson
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Gage
Nathaniel Greene
Nathan Hale
Alexander Hamilton
John Hancock
Patrick Henry
King George III
Thomas Jefferson
John Paul Jones
Marquis de Lafayette
Richard Henry Lee
Francis Marion
George Mason
Robert Morris
Thomas Paine
Paul Revere
Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur de Rochambeau
Betsy Ross
Baron von Steuben
George Washington

Clara Barton
John Wilkes Booth
Matthew Brady
John Brown
James Buchanan
Ambrose Burnside
John C. Calhoun
Henry Clay
John Clem
John Crittenden
Jefferson Davis
Dorthea Dix
Stephen Douglas
Frederick Douglass
Nathan Forest
John C. Fremont
William Lloyd Garrison
Ulysses S. Grant
Joseph Hooker
Stonewall Jackson
Robert E. Lee
Abraham Lincoln
George McClellan
George Pickett
Dred Scott
Robert Gould Shaw
William T. Sherman
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Roger B. Taney
Harriet Tubman
Daniel Webster
Eli Whitney

These activities have worked well for my students so I hope yours find the same success!

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