American Revolution Research Project and Presentation

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This American Revolution Research Project allows students to CHOOSE their own way of sharing their knowledge about an event from the American Revolution that they have researched. Students become agents for the American Historical Agency and are given the task of researching the American Revolution by the President. Their mission involves briefing the President and his advisors about their research. Students are able to select their event to research, write an informative report, and then choose between 5 different types of presentations. Students can be original, innovative and show off their abilities! The projects showcase students' talents and interests! 

Students will choose an American Revolution event to learn about for their research project. Each project, no matter the project medium chosen, has the same research requirements and requires student writing based on their research. The pages in the project walk students through each step of choosing and researching their topic to provide the background they need for making their projects amazing!

There are 2 options for this American Revolution Research project. You can do the work in class OR you can send the project home with your students. I have included Parent Letters for both options along with listing what pages to copy for each option. Included is one completely EDITABLE Parent Letter that you can compose for your parents and their specific needs. The other Parent Letters have an EDITABLE due date and signature!

There are 6 RUBRICS! 

►Content Rubric- Research Requirements- 3 different rubrics based on your sources

►Written Report Rubric- Writing Conventions

►Project Presentation Rubric

►Group Work Rubric

This Resource is Helpful for:

☑Grade level teachers wanting to encourage and challenge with projects geared toward students’ talents and interests

☑Social Studies or History specialist that want to engage students in learning about the American Revolution

☑Gifted teachers looking to enrich their students with Project Based Learning

☑Special education teachers hoping to spark students’ interest

In this Project, Students Will:

☆Learn about safe searching

☆Learn about reliable sources

☆Research a topic

☆Choose a project to best showcase their talents and interests

☆Use writing based on their research to create their reports and projects

☆Create a project that follows research requirements and meets project guidelines

☆Use checklists to monitor their progress

☆Have an opportunity to work collaboratively in groups

☆Self-evaluate their projects with rubrics

☆Provide guided feedback to other students

Here’s What You Can Expect to See in this Resource:

→2 Resource Options: One that allows you to do the projects in the classroom and one that allows the project to be sent home for completion

→Editable parent letters explaining the project path you have chosen

→A completely editable parent letter

→Teachings regarding search engines

→Teachings regarding safe searching

→Teachings regarding reliable sources

→Teachings on how to research

→Tips for working in groups with a working in a group PLEDGE

→Google App supports for how to get started with Google Sites and Google Slides

→Clear and easy to follow student directions- each part is broken down into step-by-step instructions

→Student guides that walk them through the research process

→Creative projects that allow students to showcase their talents and strengths

→Student checklists to see if their project is on track

→6 project rubrics for students to self-evaluate and for teachers to assess student work

→Helps for peer feedback

→Handouts for research and note taking

→Handouts for creating a sources list

→Handouts for planning presentations

Research Requirements:

☒What event did you choose?

☒Why did the event happen? What were the causes?

☒Where did the event take place?

☒When did the event take place?

☒Who was involved? Who were the major players?

☒What happened during the event?

☒What was the outcome of the event?

☒Where did you find your information?


Project Types:

✔Living Report: Students dress up as an important person from their event and tell their experiences.

✔News Report Live: Students become a news anchor reporting LIVE on the scene of the event

✔Live Interviews: Students interview important people from their event

✔Google Site: Students design a Google site with details from their research

✔Google Slides/ PowerPoint: Students design a slideshow with details from their research

Teacher Choices:

  • American Revolution Events: Leave it wide open or impose some limits 
  • How Many Sources? You can choose 3, 2, or 1 for the minimum requirement
  • Presentation: You can leave this out and just focus on the written report
  • Home or School: Complete the work at home or at school
  • Parent Letters: Multiple letters provided depending on your project choices
  • Teaching about Safe Searching and Reliable Resources: If your students already know this, you may leave out this part

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Women's History Project

Natural Disasters Research Project and Presentation

Presidents Project

Book Report Projects

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My Mission

This resource was designed to help you REACH your students and IGNITE that wonder inside of them. I wanted to create a resource to support you while you CONNECT with your students over exciting projects that are infused with the 21st century skills of collaboration and problem solving.

I am passionate about helping YOU positively impact your students’ lives and I want to aid you in EMPOWERING your students to be LIFELONG learners! I am super excited to work with you on reaching your students!

~Amy~

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Total Pages
94 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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