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The first part of this Unit has students study the causes and effects of the French and Indian War. The first part of this Unit provides an introduction to point of view for students. Students review three voices from the past discussing their claim to land in the Ohio River valley and then discuss who had the most justified claim through their exit tickets. On the second day, students interact with a primary and secondary source analysis stations activity discussing the impact of the war. This section also includes a review sheet and two different versions of a critical thinking assessment!
For the second part of this Unit, students investigate the events leading towards the Revolutionary War and discuss who should be blamed for the outbreak of the Revolutionary War - the colonists or the British - through an essay. The students will investigate many forms of colonial protest along with the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. This inquiry combines hands on interactive investigations with critical thinking and assessment. My students love this unit!
The following topics are covered within this Unit:
The French and Indian War - The Stamp Act - The Sons of Liberty - The Quartering Act - The Townshend Acts - Boycotts - The Boston Massacre - The East India Tea Company - The Boston Tea Party - The Intolerable Acts - The First Continental Congress - along with many ideas and people...
All of these lessons are included with this Unit Bundle, along with the materials necessary for students to complete the inquiry and an Unit outline map for lesson planning!
If you teach in New York state, this assessment is geared towards preparing students for the new Regents exam by teaching them about assessing the reliability of primary sources and comparing points of view. Students also have to utilize evidence from primary and secondary sources to argue a claim in their essays.
You can complete this inquiry in combination with the first game on Mission-US.org, however, this is not required.
The lesson is linked to NYS Social Studies Standards, but you could easily cut and paste in your own standards for your state.
This zip file includes a PowerPoint version (fully editable), a Google Slides version, and a PDF version.
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