Students will dig deep into the content of the American Revolution in order to respond to the question: Was the American Revolution actually revolutionary?
Students will begin this lesson by completing a Concept of Definition Map about "Revolution" to help organize the essential ideas and supporting details of the concept.
Next, they will examine and explore four documents including a background essay and three primary source documents to determine whether they agree/disagree that the American Revolution was revolutionary.
The American revolutionaries and the Founding Fathers of the United States
sought to create a nation without the shackles of the rigid social hierarchy that existed in Europe. Although the American Revolution succeeded in establishing a new nation that was built on the principles of personal freedom and democracy, scholars today continue to debate whether or not the American Revolution was truly all that revolutionary.
A "Prep Work" will then be used to guide students in the final step, writing an essay using all of the documents.
When you purchase this activity, you will receive:
- a Power Point with step-by-step support for students as they go through the DBQ process
-a lesson outline including objectives and related TEKS
-a background essay on “The American Revolution" with a two-column note-taking form to organize the information
- Concept of Definition Map (English and Spanish)
-three primary source documents (English and Spanish)
-graphic organizers for the reading assignments
-DBQ Prep Work organizer to prepare the outline for the essay (English and Spanish)
- Essay Form (English and Spanish)
- Student Samples
- DBQ Essay Rubric (English and Spanish)