This activity can be used in many different ways. The 46 cards provided list a vocabulary word, an important figure, the name of a battle, or a certain cause of the American Revolution. Then, other cards list the definitions or a description of the person or battle. In turn, these can be used as a memory review game, a matching review game, or even as a cut and paste activity for students to learn about the terms, people, battles, and causes. They can cut the word and description, glue them next to each other, and then use them as notes. Each person, battle, cause, or vocabulary word is next to its correct definition or description for you to check students answers.
This activity is aligned to the following state standards:
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.
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.
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- Kara Erin