This lesson will cover the major battles of the American Revolution as required by the TEKS (Texas). The presentation is accompanied by questions which require students to interact with primary sources, pictures (OPTICS), a map and a video. The students begin by reading a background information resource (it is embedded as a link in the presentation). Students will answer question for each slide.
The presentation specifically covers a map of Paul Revere's travel to warn, the Battle of Lexington and Concord, Battle of Saratoga, Winter of Valley Forge, Battle of Yorktown, primary source/quotes by Thomas Paine's Common Sense, Thomas Paine's The Crisis and Patrick Henry. My students were engaged during this assignment and performed very well on their district test. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this activity.