This unit takes a week to complete, and gives the students a brief glimpse of the past. It covers the Stamp Act, Boston Massacre, First Continental Congress, Paul Revere, and the Shot Heard 'Round the World. This is a perfect mini-lesson for the end of the day or for a time where there is about 45minutes-1 hour. The students can read the passage, ask questions, find definitions of words that they don't know, and then look at pictures from the time. They can also write about their favorite event, why each one is important, and put them in order on a timeline.