Causes of the American Revolution Unit Plans

Causes of the American Revolution Unit Plans
Causes of the American Revolution Unit Plans
Causes of the American Revolution Unit Plans
Causes of the American Revolution Unit Plans
Causes of the American Revolution Unit Plans
Causes of the American Revolution Unit Plans
Causes of the American Revolution Unit Plans
Causes of the American Revolution Unit Plans
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This comprehensive unit covers the events leading up to the Revolutionary War. Your students will love the interactive PowerPoint lessons and will be challenged by the critical thinking activities. All lessons can be conducted as a whole group, or individually on student devices.

This bundle includes 7 lessons including the Student favorite "Choose your own Adventure" lesson, teacher lesson plans, student worksheets, Power Points and answer keys. Also, 2 quizzes and a UNIT EXAM included. Everything you need to teach the Causes of the Revolution!

Lesson 1: French and Indian War
Your students will analyze the Cause and Effect of the French and Indian War, including Pontiac's War and the Proclamation Line of 1763. Students read informational text with engaging images and maps and complete summary questions and graphic organizers. This lesson includes an answer key.

Lesson 2: British Taxation
This lesson covers British taxation as a timeline of events from the end of the French and Indian War to the Boston Tea Party. It is perfect for student understanding of Cause and Effect situations in History. Included in this lesson is a fully Interactive PowerPoint presentation including "pop up" vocabulary terms, a guided graphic organizer to record notes from the PowerPoint (with answer key), an introductory reading with questions (recall: French and Indian War, Pontiac's War
and the Proclamation Line from previous lesson), enrichment writing activity where students demonstrate their understanding of the growing conflict between Britain and the Colonies and a vocabulary sheet for review or quiz (with answer key)

Lesson 3: You be the Judge: Boston Massacre
This lesson requires students to use critical thinking skills and make a judgement based on primary source analysis in a fun way. Your students will examine the events of Boston Massacre from multiple view points and allows students to familiarize themselves with the purpose of a thesis, therefore developing the necessary skills of essay writing. Your students will be challenged to do some basic research and uncover the answers to questions themselves, while making important connections to the Causes of the Revolution. Includes teacher instruction with ideas for implementation.

Lesson 4: Declaration of Independence-Differentiated
This lesson is a tiered lesson, DISCRETELY differentiated for 3 different reading levels. The worksheets all have the same look, so your students won't know they are leveled. In this lesson your students will examine the different parts of the Declaration of Independence. It allows students to familiarize themselves with the text, at three different reading levels discretely. It challenges the advanced students and supports the struggling learners in your class. Your students will practice 3 important historical thinking skills (Interpreting Primary Sources, Cause and Effect, Synthesis) It also forces students to identify and explain their thinking process, and find evidence in the text to prove their answers.

Also includes:

-Step by step teacher directions
-Uniform warm up and summary activities
-Collaborative PowerPoint presentation

Lesson 5: You be the Judge: American Revolution
In this lesson your students will use a similar technique as with the other lessons in the "You be the Judge" series, however, it is comprehensive. This lesson allows your students to think critically about all of the information they have learned to determine if the colonists had a right to declare independence. They must support their opinion with facts and examples from each of the lessons they have learned. Unlike the Boston Massacre lesson, this activity includes secondary sources. It also comes with teacher instructions.

Lesson 6: Causes of the Revolution Essay-Differentiated
This lesson includes great ways to help our students become successful writers. The activity provides the differentiation needed to address all levels of writers in your class. The tasks are the same, the rubric is the same, however, this lesson includes 3 different planning pages with varying levels of support. Also, a teacher planning guide.

Level 1: For the advanced, independent writer the planning page offers some direction for organization.

Level 2: For the intermediate student, the planning page offers help with organization and some topic choices.

Level 3: For the struggling writer, the planning page gives topic suggestions, and sentence starters.

All student get the same draft page to put their paragraphs together.

Differentiating the assignment this way allows students to be both challenged and supported, as needed. It is differentiating with dignity, as they will all complete the same assignment in the end, but took different paths to get there. Once they have completed the drafting page, they could trade papers and critique each other’s work without anyone knowing which planning page they used.

A GREAT WAY to wrap up this unit is with the final lesson:
Choose your own Adventure: Causes of the American Revolution.


This comprehensive Causes of the American Revolution lesson puts your students in control. They will make important decision in the events from the end of the French and Indian War to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

***Information covered:
-*Effect of French and Indian War
-*Pontiac's War and Proclamation Line of 1763
-*The Sugar Act
-*The Stamp Act
-*The Townshend Act
-*The Quartering Act
-*The Boston Massacre
-*The Tea Act
-*The Boston Tea Party
-*The Coercive/Intolerable Acts
-*1st and 2nd Continental Congress
-*Lexington and Concord
-*Olive Branch Petition
-*Battle of Bunker Hill
-*Declaration of Independence

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**** Includes a 50 slide Interactive PowerPoint, Notes Packet, Enrichment Activity, Vocabulary Quiz and Answer Keys, ****

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