To become familiar with the events of the 1760s and 1770s which led to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.
2 class periods
Class members will read the background information that describes the worsening relationship between the British and the American Colonies.
Go over the directions with the students for doing the section entitled British-Colonial Relations. Assign this section which describes British actions and Colonial reactions.
Read with the class the section Negotiating a Settlement of British-Colonial Differences. Divide the class into preferably groups of four students. Determine which group members will be British representatives, and which ones will be colonial representatives. Assign each group to a certain area of the room, where they will begin negotiations. Once finished, you may want to have a volunteer from one or more groups read their settlement to the class.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress.
The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.
See also, AMERICAN/U.S. HISTORY CURRICULUM LESSONS 31-45 of 150
LESSON 31: Colonial Period: Independent Study Guide
LESSON 32: French and Indian War
LESSON 33: Causes of the Revolutionary War
LESSON 34: The Revolutionary War Begins
LESSON 35: The Declaration of Independence
LESSON 36: Major Battles of the Revolution
LESSON 37: Winter at Valley Forge
LESSON 38: People of the Revolution
LESSON 39: Revolutionary War Period
LESSON 40: Jeopardy: Revolutionary War Period
LESSON 41: Timeline: Colonial Period and the Revolution
LESSON 42: Note Cards Game: Colonial Period and the Revolution
LESSON 43: Famous Person Study Guide
LESSON 44: United States in 1783
LESSON 45: Settlers Cross the Appalachians