Causes of the American Revolution Revolutionary War Unit | 16 Activities!

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The Causes of the Revolutionary War Unit features 16 revolutionary war activities and resources to teach the buildup to the American Revolution. This 16 resource Revolutionary War unit is Google-ready and is ideal for in-class or distance learning!

Starting with the Enlightenment philosophers who inspired the revolution, this unit provides inspiring opportunities for your students to learn about the French and Indian War, the many British acts imposed on the colonies (Stamp Act, Intolerable Acts), the Boston Massacre, the influence of Paul Revere, the Sons of Liberty, Thomas Paine, George Washington, and much, much more.

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Included in the Causes of the Revolutionary War Unit are 16 highly-engaging, student-centered activities, and lessons guaranteed to make this a memorable time in the classroom. Also, each product in this unit is 1:1 Google compatible -- just share through Google or assign via Google Classroom! Purchase this bundle and save over 30%!

This unit includes:

✔ 1.) The Enlightenment Philosophers: Learn Contributions of Locke, Hobbes, Rousseau, & More!

✔ 2.) French & Indian War: Analyze Scenarios to Learn Causes, Guided Notes for Impact!

✔ 3.) Stamp Act Analysis | Primary Source Analysis on the reaction to the Stamp Act

✔ 4.) The Struggle for Independence: Time-lining the Revolutionary Period (1754-1783)

✔ 5.) Recognizing Bias in the Boston Massacre: A Primary Source Analysis!

✔ 6.) Primary Sources in the American Revolution!

✔ 7.) Patriot, Loyalist, or Neutral: Where would YOU stand?

✔ 8.) Sons of Liberty: Students Understand Role in Revolution with Image Analysis!

✔ 9.) Independence is...Common Sense! Students examine Thomas Paine's contribution!

✔ 10.) "Give me Liberty or Give me Death!”: An analysis of Patrick Henry’s Speech (Text, Audio, and Student Questions). Students will listen to the tail end of this famous speech, follow along with the text, and explore several questions based on Henry's words. A great 10-15 minute activity to further delve the students in the tension facing the colonists!

✔ 11.) Following the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere!

✔ 12.) Declaration of Independence: A Scavenger Hunt!

✔ 13.) Declaration of Independence: Reading, Rephrasing, and Creating!

✔ 14.) When War Breaks Out Web Quest!

✔ 15.) Causes of the Revolutionary War Unit Test! 26 multiple choice and short answer questions to accompany the unit!

✔ 16.) Causes of the Revolutionary War "I Can" Statements and Learning Goals! Log Format!

Check out these other engaging resources on the Revolution!

The Revolutionary War Jeopardy Review Game!

American Revolution Interactive Notebook! Engaging Resource on Revolutionary War!

American Revolution Digital Notebook! Google Drive Ready for Revolutionary War!

Revolutionary War Primary Sources! 5 Differentiated Warmups for Revolution Unit!


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Check out the 22 lesson, Causes of Revolutionary War MEGA Unit! which includes this whole unit, plus these four additional resources!

The Enlightenment & Great Awakening: The Birth of the Revolutionary Movement

Patriots and Loyalists Class Debate

John Adams in the Boston Massacre!

Sons of Liberty: Students analyze America's first rebel group!.


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Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).


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