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.
BINGO REVIEW ACTIVITIES
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.
FAMOUS MYSTERY PHRASES
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
- "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
John Paul Jones
- "I have not yet begun to fight!"
- "My only regret is I only have one life to give for my country."
- "There! His majesty can no read my name without glasses!"
- "A man's house is his castle."
- "These are the times that try men's souls."
- "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!"
- "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
- "...life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness>"
- "Tell General Sullivan to use the bayonet. I am resolved to take Trenton."
- "Facts are stubborn things."
- "The regulars are coming!"
- "One if by land, two if by sea."
- "Give me liberty, or give me death!
The "Mystery Phrases" for the American Civil War are
- "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
- "I never ran my train off the tracks, and I never lost a passenger."
- "What to the American slave is your Fourth of July?"
- "...what we need is action - action!"
- "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."
- "Died of a theory."
- "Boys, the old flag never touched the ground!"
- "Now he belongs to the ages."
- "I can't spare this man, he fights!"
- "There stands Jackson, like a stone wall!"
- "We assure freedom to the free!"
John Wilkes Booth
- "Sic semper tyrannis!"
- "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
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.
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
George Rogers Clark
King George III
John Paul Jones
Marquis de Lafayette
Richard Henry Lee
Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur de Rochambeau
Baron von Steuben
THE CIVIL WAR
John Wilkes Booth
John C. Calhoun
John C. Fremont
William Lloyd Garrison
Ulysses S. Grant
Robert E. Lee
Robert Gould Shaw
William T. Sherman
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Roger B. Taney
These activities have worked well for my students so I hope yours find the same success!
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