PowerPoint Presentation: American Revolution - Declaration of Independence and the War
[Immerse your students in the building blocks to the United States and its war for independence! Front-Loaded with vocabulary, students begin with a primary source analysis Warm Up activity using the Declaration itself, then dive into an awesome discussion on Guerilla Warfare, and the need for independence which stems from the previous lessons. Lead your students through this engaging lesson via continual conversation opportunities, Cooperative Learning Activities, and much more. Explore this lesson by discussing the the Declaration of Independence, the British strategy to siege and take New York, the escape of Washington, the war and turning points, and also take an in-depth look into Washington's speech where he used Thomas Paine's words to inspire a nation, then wrap up the lesson by discussing Yorktown and the trap that the colonial army set with aide from the French. Video Links are embedded within the PowerPoint. Student movement is built into the lesson! Lesson ends with Meaningful Closure and student choice. Empower your class!]
- Front-Loaded Vocabulary
- Daily Objective [Know/Do] Statements
- Daily Relevance Statement
- Front-loaded Vocabulary
- Declaration of Independence [Warm Up and Discussion within]
- Interactive Timeline
- Defeat in New York
- British Plan to use New York
- Washington Becomes the Leader that was Needed
- Thomas Paine's "The Crisis"
- Yorktown Trap
- Surrender by Cornwallis
- Student Movement Built In
- Video Links Embedded
- Meaningful Closure
Requires free download of "Declaration of Independence Original and Simplified" Handout [see link below!]
Original and Simplified Declaration of Independence - Free Download!
Check out a great introduction to the American Revolution - Spark your own revolution before teaching about it:
Spark a Revolution in your classroom!
** Cooperative Learning Opportunities Throughout Entire Lesson [embedded within the slides]
** "I will/I can" statements!
** SIOP / ELL Learning Objectives!
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