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Find everything you need to teach your students about the American Revolutionary War.
In this unit you will find:
1) Detailed Teacher Guide - with everything you need for each lesson. All needed resources are downloadable directly from the guide making prep a breeze! The teacher guide includes a unit overview and detailed daily lesson plans. The lesson plans include easy-to-follow information about student objectives, materials needed, teacher preparation required, and the steps on how to conduct the lesson. You'll even find sample anchor charts and answer keys embedded right into the teacher guide.
2) 50 Anchor Slides - These slides will help you teach specific content as described in the lesson plans. The unit plans indicate what slides to use for each lesson. The slides are provided in PowerPoint, PDF, and PNG image files.
3) Student Activity Packet (SAP)- This student activity packet that will be given to each student. In the packet there are activities and tasks that go along with each lesson. [also available in google slides]
4) Bulletin Board Set - This set will be added to throughout the unit. As students learn new concepts, you will add new pieces to the BB. It is meant to be a reference tool for students to review concepts learned.
5) Images of the Revolution - These picture cards will be used to kick off the unit in lesson 1. [also available in google slides]
6) Liberty Poem - In lesson 1, students will be writing an acrostic poem and using this template as their final copy paper. [also available in google slides]
7) “The Revolution and Me” Article - This article will be used in lesson 2 to get students to start making connections about the war [also available in google slides]
8) “That’s My Spot!” Game - This game will be played in lesson 2 as a way to help students understand the results of the French and Indian War. [also available in google slides]
9) “No Taxation Without Representation” Reader’s Theater - Students will learn about colony taxes in lesson 3 through this reader’s theater script. [also available in google slides]
10) Boston Tea Party New Article - After watching a short video, students will pretend to be a journalist during the Revolutionary war period and will write an article about the Boston Tea Party in lesson 6. [also available in google slides]
12) Patriots vs. Loyalist Sort- Students will learn to tell the difference between a loyalist and patriot with this sorting activity in lesson 8. [also available in google slides]
13) Major Events Learning Folders- This is a set of 6 learning centers that students will use in lessons 10 and 12. Editable versions are also available in a separate folder titled “Editable Major Events Forms” in case your state requires you to cover specific events.
14) The Declaration of Independence: A Summary- This activity sheet puts the major points of the Declaration of Independence in kid-friendly language. It will be used in lesson 11. [also available in google slides]
15) “We The People” Class Book - In lesson 11, students will illustrate the major points of the Declaration of Independence by creating a class book.
16) “Let There Be Peace Again” Article- This article teaches about the Treaty of Paris and will be used in lesson 13. [also available in google slides]
17) American Revolutionary “SCOOT!” - This game will be used as a whole-class unit review to help students study for the final unit assessment. It will be used in lesson 14.
18) Unit Assessment - This assessment will monitor students’ learning for the entire unit. An answer key is provided for easy grading. It will be used in lesson 15.
19) BONUS RESOURCE- "Link & Think" Digital Learning Guide and Student Flipbook - This learning guide is a digital resource that helps teach students about the major events and battles of the Revolutionary War. This resource is sold separately HERE, but is included in this full unit at no extra charge!
The following topics are covered:
1) What is a revolution?
2) The French and Indian War (as a cause of the American Revolution)
3) No taxation without representation
4) Taxes on the colonies
5) The Boston Massacre
6) The Tea Act and the Boston Tea Party
7) The Intolerable Acts
8) Patriots and Loyalists
9) Major events & battles of the war including: The First Continental Congress, Lexington and Concord, Second Continental Congress, Fort Ticonderoga, Bunker Hill Declaration of Independence, Trenton, Saratoga, Yorktown, The First President
In all there are over 300 pages, anchor slides, student games and activities, assessments, and more!
The unit teaches about the events leading up to war, the causes of the war, the major people involved in the war, the major events and battles during the war time period, and how the war came to an end.
You will find a variety of formatting including whole class, small group learning centers, partner work, and individual practice.
Please check out the extensive sample to see a detailed view of what this unit has to offer!
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