The purpose of the lesson is to investigate the events that led to the Americans declaring war against the British for their independence. The lesson will examine the First Continental Congress, Battle of Lexington and Concord, Fort Ticonderoga, and the Battle of Bunker Hill. The lesson will also describe the difference between a Patriot and Loyalist.
This is an engaging lesson that will encourage student discussion. Included is a scripted lesson plan, ten sources (primary and secondary sources), and questions. Some questions are simple recall questions, since the purpose of the lesson is to learn the Social Studies content using literacy. Other questions are higher-order thinking questions.
The lesson concludes with a constructed response (rubric provided)