Colonization – Revolutionary War U.S. History Warm Up/Review Lessons Using First Day Covers This eBook contains fourteen warm up/review lessons for U.S. History. Each lesson is based on the students analyzing the images found on a first day cover (an envelope containing a commemorative stamp, appropriate postmark and artwork). The lessons provide the teacher with strategies to hook students on the topic of study, such as questions targeting the 5W/H as well as analyzing, generalizing, drawing inferences or conclusions, and cause and effect. Images can be shown on white board or printed out for individual student work. Other primary sources (diary entries, letters, resolutions and excerpts from speeches) where appropriate may be included in the lesson, and each lesson has a concluding activity. The lessons can be a quick introduction to a fuller lesson all ready created by the teacher, or it can be a way to provide students with the images needed to remember the facts necessary for the state standardized test. The lessons include Jamestown, Magna Carta/House of Burgess, Mayflower Compact, Boston Tea Party, Ben Franklin,
Patrick Henry, Lexington & Concord Battles, Thomas Paine, Abigail Adams, Declaration of Independence, Haym Solomon, Bernardo de Galvez, Valley Forge, Battle of Yorktown, Treaty of Paris of 1783, plus a bonus lesson on Christopher Columbus.