This activity is an interactive internet scavenger hunt. The handout provides links to various parts of the pbs.org American Revolution website that sutdents will explore to answer questions. It will provides students with information about events that led to the Revolutionary War including French & Indian War, Stamp Act, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, First Continental Congress, and much more! It also allows them to research information about various battles included Lexington & Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown. It has them compare and contrast the life of a British soldier and American soldier using information from the website. This is an engaging activity that incorporates technology in the classroom!
The standards that this activity covers are:
GPS - SS4H4 The student will explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution.
a. Trace the events that shaped the revolutionary movement in America, including the French and Indian War, British Imperial Policy that led to the 1765 Stamp Act, the slogan “no taxation without representation,” the activities of the Sons of Liberty, and the Boston Tea Party.
b. Explain the writing of the Declaration of Independence; include who wrote it, how it was written, why it was necessary, and how it was a response to tyranny
and the abuse of power.
c. Describe the major events of the American Revolution and explain the factors leading to American victory and British defeat; include the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown.
d. Describe key individuals in the American Revolution with emphasis on King George III, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Benedict Arnold, Patrick Henry, and John Adams.
We hope you and your students enjoy this activity!
- Kara Erin