Early America - United States History Bundle (Intermediate Grades)

Early America - United States History Bundle (Intermediate Grades)
Early America - United States History Bundle (Intermediate Grades)
Early America - United States History Bundle (Intermediate Grades)
Early America - United States History Bundle (Intermediate Grades)
Early America - United States History Bundle (Intermediate Grades)
Early America - United States History Bundle (Intermediate Grades)
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  1. {UPDATED - 20+ ADDITIONAL pages for the SAME price; see below for updates!} This comprehensive unit is everything you need to teach and assess your students on the 13 colonies and the colonization of America! It is over 80 pages (and approximately 4 weeks worth of curriculum) with detailed teach
  2. This comprehensive unit is everything you need to teach and assess your students on the Revolutionary War! It is over 135 pages (and approximately 5-6 weeks worth of curriculum) with detailed teacher instructions, lessons, interactive materials, activities, reading passages, and assessments. FIFT
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{DISCOUNTED BUNDLE!!!} This bundle is everything you need to teach early American history, including colonization through the Revolutionary War! Both units are comprehensive with detailed teacher instructions, lessons, interactive materials, activities, reading passages, and assessments. This is a growing bundle, which means I will be adding units! The price will go up as units are added, BUT if you purchase the bundle now at the current price, and you'll get the updates with the new units for FREE!

TEN lessons are included in the American Colonization Unit (approximately 4 weeks of instruction). The lessons and materials included are:

Lesson 1: “What I Know About the 13 Colonies” and ”Why Come to America?”
•KWL
•Flapbook for recording information on 4 countries that came to America (France, Spain, England, Netherlands)

Lesson 2: “Motivations to Colonize”
•30 sorting cards
•Mini-folders with labels to sort cards according to political, geographical, economic, or social motivations

Lesson 3: “English Colonization in America”
•3 mini-posters for an anchor chart (Roanoke, Jamestown, Plymouth)
•3 reading passages on Roanoke, Jamestown, and Plymouth
•Flapbook to record information on the 3 English colonies

Lesson 4: “Colonial Regions”
•List of websites to use as research on the 3 colonial regions
•3 flapbooks (New England, Middle, and Southern colonies) to record information on the colony, geography & natural resources, economy & industry, and positive & negative qualities
***UPDATE - Added Colonial Regions Quiz + Answer Key

Lesson 5: “Colonial Geography”
•Colonial map with instructions for labeling and creating a map key
•Assessment with answer key

Lesson 6: “Colonial Climate”
•Passage on climate in the different colonial regions and its effect on economy and industry
•3 accordion books to record information from the passage
•Cause & Effect chart toppers for a classroom anchor chart

Lesson 7: “13 Colonies – Who, When, Why”
•13 mini-flapbooklets to record information on the Who, When, & Why for each of the 13 colonies
***UPDATE - Added Colonies Chart and 3 facts passages on colonies

Lesson 8: “Influential Colonial Leaders”
•8-page booklet on 6 colonial leaders (Anne Hutchison, William Penn, William Bradford, John Smith, John Wise, Roger Williams)
•Pocket folder template with labels
•6 Leader Cards to record information
***UPDATE - Added 2 more important leaders (Thomas Hooker and John Winthrop)

Lesson 9: “Colonial Government”
•3 reading passages (Mayflower Compact, Virginia House of Burgesses, New England Town Meetings)
•Would you Have Signed? writing assessment on the Mayflower Compact
•Organization of Colonial Government graphic
•Town Meeting role-playing activity with 27 Role Cards
•Town Meeting Reflection Sheet
•Monarchy vs. Democracy Venn diagram assessment with answer key
***UPDATE - Added passage on Monarch vs. Democracy

Lesson 10: “Colonial Economy”
•Reading passage on Markets & Trade in the colonies
•Markets & Trade flapbook to record information
•3 reading passages on indentured servants, apprentices, and slaves
•Venn diagram on servitude
•Writing activity – letter to Mom & Dad from an apprentice, indentured servant, or slave
•Markets, Trade, & Servitude assessment with answer key
•Reading passage on Triangular Trade Routes
•Map of a Triangular Trade Route
•Activity for students to create a graphic of a Triangular Trade Route
•Triangular Trade Route assessment with answer key
***UPDATE - Added a Help Wanted chart with description of colonial jobs, plus poster template for students to create an advertisement for the job they choose; changed Triangular Trade map to make it more user-friendly for kids

***Added FINAL PROJECT - Colonial Quilt with prompt for writing reflection on unit, including Grading Rubric

FIFTEEN lessons are included in the American Revolution Unit (approximately 5-6 weeks of instruction). The lessons and materials included are:

Lesson 1: “KWL & Colonization Review”
•American Revolution KWL chart
•Flapbook for recording information on reasons for colonization in America
•Prior knowledge graphic organizer - Charters of Freedom

Lesson 2: “The French & Indian War” (all materials available for preview - click green tab under thumbnails above)
•Maps activity sheet of US before/after F&I War
•Reading passage on the F&I War
•Timeline activity sheet, including answer key
•Primary Source Analysis ("Join or Die" illustration), with background information and matching cards
•Road to Revolution chart

Lesson 3: “The Trouble Over Taxes”
•Short reading passage on "To Tax or Not to Tax"
•Differing Perspectives quote analysis (British & American perspectives on taxes)
•Response sheet (What do you think?)
•Full reading passage on "The Trouble with Taxes"
•Flapbook to record information on Sons of Liberty, Committees of Correspondence, and Circular Letters
•No Taxation without Representation response sheet
•Letter template for students to write to King George to protest taxes
•Protest poster materials and directions

Lesson 4: "The Boston Massacre”
•"What do you think?" response sheet
•Reading passage "The Massacre at the Boston State House"
•"Be an Art Analyst" - 2 activity sheets to analyze 2 different works of art on Boston Massacre
•Compare/contrast Venn diagram for art work
•Primary sources on British and American perspective of Boston Massacre
•"How did they see it" chart for primary source analysis
•"Who Was Right About the Boston Massacre" student response sheet

Lesson 5: “The Boston Tea Party”
•Poetry analysis “Revolutionary Tea”
•Reading passage "The Boston Tea Party"
•Materials for flipbook on the Who, What, When, Why, Where of the Boston Tea Party
•Intolerable Acts graphic organizer
•Boston Tea Party craftivity (with sample picture)

Lesson 6: “Loyalists vs. Patriots
•Reading passage “Loyalists vs. Patriots”
•”I’m a Loyalist” and “I’m a Patriot” descriptive charts
•Pros and Cons of being Loyalist or Patriot flapbook
•”Rebel or Tory?” student response sheet

Lesson 7: “The First Continental Congress & Patrick Henry”
•Reading passage “The First Continental Congress”
• Materials for flipbook on the Who, What, When, Why, Where of the First Continental Congress
•Mini-passage on Patrick Henry
•”A Call for War or Peace” student response sheet

Lesson 8: “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” (stand-alone lesson available HERE)
•Reading passage “Paul Revere’s Ride”
• “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” by Longfellow
• Compare/contrast Venn diagram passage and poem
•Timeline project with instructions and sample pictures

Lesson 9: “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World”
•Reading passage “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World”
• Chronological events activity sheet
• Mapping Paul Revere’s ride and the Shot Heard ‘Round the World activity sheet
•Assessment, with answer key

Lesson 10: “The Second Continental Congress & Thomas Paine”
•Reading passage “Common Sense: The Second Continental Congress & Thomas Paine”
• Materials for flipbook on the Who, What, When, Why, Where of the Second Continental Congress
• “Opposition, Outcomes, & Common Sense” mini-assessment, with answer key

Lesson 11: “The Declaration of Independence”
•Declaration timeline chart
• Black/white version of Declaration
• “Dissecting the Declaration” matching activity sheet, with answer key
•”Declaration of Independence - True or False?” activity sheet, with answer key
•”Declaration of Independence – What does it Mean?” activity sheet, with answer key

Lesson 12: “Battles of the Revolution”
•Reading passages of 6 battles and turning points of Revolution: Battle of Bunker Hill, Battle of Trenton (with artwork from Crossing the Delaware), Battle of Yorktown, Battle of Saratoga, Winter at Valley Forge, Battle of Fort Ticonderoga
•Chart for summarizing passages on battles

Lesson 13: “George Washington”
•Reading passage on George Washington
•Graphic organizer
•George Washington craftivity

Lesson 14: “Articles of Confederation”
•Mini-passage on Articles
•Graphic organizer on strengths & weaknesses
•Student response sheet

Lesson 15: “The Constitution and Bill of Rights”
•KWL charts on both documents
•2 mini-posters on each document
•Booklets with graphics on each document
•Graphic organizers for each document
•Assessement, with answer key

CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW FOR EACH UNIT TO SEE LOTS OF THE GOODIES IN THE BUNDLE!!!

You might also be interested in:
American Revolution Vocabulary Cards
American Colonization/The 13 Colonies Vocabulary Cards
Writing a Drama Based on Events in the American Revolution

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