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American Revolution Interactive Notebook for Google® Distance Learning

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
24 slides
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Students utilize this social studies resource to practice research skills and citing evidence while learning about the American Revolution. Students receive support from an embedded online web and video links and instructions for each slide. This history resource is for students in grades 3 - 5.


Though many tasks can be done with paper and pencil, doing the same task through Google Apps can present greater opportunities for student learning. Google Slides can embed links to useful videos; Google Slides can enhance understanding with color diagrams, pictures and photographs; animation can also be embedded and use to demonstrate a concept. Most importantly, students are using 21st century learning tools that will prepare them for eventual online standardized testing.


1. Use it as a traditional Interactive Notebook.

2. Use it one slide at a time to compliment a particular lesson on the American Revolution

3. Use it as independent work such as classroom work, project work, or even homework.

On some slides, the student will drag interactive pieces to:

* identify the 13 colonies on a map

* Construct a timeline

* piece together puzzles of the major battles

* sequence Paul Revere’s ride

* match an event to the city in which it happened

* match cause and effect

* and more!

On other slides the student will write to:

* describe what is happening at the Boston Tea Party

* a summary of what happened at the Boston Massacre

* contributions of the Founding Fathers

* comparing and contrasting British and American troops

* explaining points of view

* paraphrasing or explaining parts of the Declaration of Independence

* describing the flags of the American Revolution

* and more!

Culminating slides/activities include writing:

* an opinion

* an informative essay

* a fictional narrative

Each slide is paired with a Common Core State Standard for English Language Arts for grades 3 - 5 so that you can integrate it with Language Arts. All student slides have interactivity involving dragging, matching, or writing.

The Interactive Digital Notebook includes most of the important events, people and places of the American Revolution including. These include: The Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s Ride, causes of the American Revolution, flags of the American Revolution, major battles, role of women, the Founding Fathers, map of the colonies, timeline of the American Revolution and much more!

One slide includes 15 HYPERLINKS to trusted, reliable, kid-friendly free sites that the students can use for research and information gathering in conjunction with the print resources you provide. Some are print only, some are video sites, and some are a mix of various media.


* Slide 1: Cover Page

* Slide 2: Table of Contents

* Slide 3: Instructions for Students

* Slide 4: Hyperlinks for Students

* Slide 5: Activity 1: Map of the 13 Colonies

* Slide 6: Activity 2: Taxes! Laws! More Taxes!

* Slide 7: Activity 3: Time Line of the Revolution

* Slide 8: Activity 4: The Boston Massacre

* Slide 9: Activity 5: The Boston Tea Party

* Slide 10: Activity 6: Paul Revere;s Ride

* Slide 11: Activity 7: Causes of the American Revolution

* Slide 12: Activity 8: Contributions of the Founding Fathers

* Slide 13: Activity 9: The Declaration of Independence

* Slide 14: Activity 10: General George Washington

* Slide 15: Activity 11: Flags of the Revolution

* Slide 16: Activity 12: Points of View During the Revolution

* Slide 17: Activity 13: It Happened Here!

* Slide 18: Activity 14: Compare & Contrast American & British Troops

* Slide 19: Activity 15: Major Battles of the Revolution

* Slide 20: Activity 16: Women Take to the Fight!

* Slide 21: Activity 17: Powerful Words

* Slide 22: Activity 18: Writing an Opinion

* Slide 23: Activity 19: Writing a Narrative

* Slide 24: Activity 20: Writing an Informative Essay

Step by step student directions for each slide are included in the Speaker Notes at the bottom of each slide (similar to PowerPoint Presenter Notes).

Some other unique features of this Interactive Digital Notebook

* Table of Contents has links to each slide for easy navigation and return navigation

* HYPERLINKS to websites on the page for easy access

* Video Links use Safeshare.tv for safe viewing from YouTube

* Answer Key included

* Scoring Guide included

* List of Common Core State Standards for ELA pairings by grade level

* Tutorial for the teacher on how to assign the Interactive Digital Notebook in Google Classroom

* Teacher Tips for using Google Slides

* All student instructions are in the SPEAKER NOTES

* PDF file for the teacher of all the slides for reference

* PDF file for the teacher of the slides and SPEAKER NOTES

* There is a PRINTABLE for the student on which to take notes by hand

What are some advantages for going PAPERLESS with a cloud-based, digital resource?

→ with Google Classroom, you can view your students work live from your computer or device

→ students turn in work digitally for you to grade

→ students can log in at home to complete assignments

→ students utilize 21st-century learning tools

→ students prepare for similar tasks they will encounter with online standardized tests

→ student motivation is high

→ replaces traditional paper/pencil tasks practice pages

If you are looking for more resources to add to your Google Classroom check out my CUSTOM CATEGORY GOOGLE Apps Ready for additional resources in math.

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Total Pages
24 slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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