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A bundle of all of my resources related to teaching the Revolutionary War - 2 critical thinking lessons and a Revolutionary War Simulation that takes your students on a journey through the Revolutionary War. It also included review and a critical thinking assessment.
This lesson is so much fun! This is a Google Slides simulation that guides students through the major battles of the Revolutionary War. Students join the war as a Continental Army soldier, and then they follow that soldier's journey to each of the major battles.
The Declaration of Independence - Close Reading - This lesson helps students break down the complicated meaning of the Declaration of Independence so that they can grasp the overall meaning of the document. Students are provided with three methods for decoding the text. They use cooperative learning for reading and analyzing the text, they use music to understand Britain's reaction, and they draw little pictures to show that they can decipher the grievances made against King George.
Native Americans, African Americans and Women in the Revolutionary War - This lesson included three infographics that describe the experience of Native Americans, African Americans and Women during the Revolutionary War. Students can visit the infographics with stations or they can view the infographics through Google Classroom. I tried my best to write these with information that would engage the students with the stories of the Revolutionary War.
Revolutionary War - Review and Assessment - This includes two different versions of an assessment for the lessons in my Revolutionary War unit and a review worksheet for the entire unit. Both assessments include a holistic 5-point rubric for grading and assess students on their historical thinking skills and their content knowledge.
Topics Include - The Battle of Lexington and Concord | The Battle of Bunker Hill | The Olive Branch Petition | The Declaration of Independence | The Battle of Long Island | The Battle of Trenton | The Battle of Saratoga | Valley Forge | Diseases of the War | Baron Von Steuben | The Battle of Yorktown | The Treaty of Paris - 1783
The lesson in linked to the NYS Social Studies Framework, but you could easily cut and paste in your own standards for your state.
7.3b.5 - Students will examine the events at Lexington and Concord as the triggering events for the Revolutionary War.
7.3c.1 - Students will examine the influence Enlightenment ideas such as natural rights and social contract and ideas expressed in Thomas Paine’s Common Sense had on colonial leaders in their debates on independence.
7.3c.2 - Students will examine the Declaration of Independence and the arguments for independence stated within it.
7.3d.1 - Students will explore the different military strategies used by the Americans and their allies, including various Native American groups, during the American Revolution.
7.3d.2 - Students will examine the strategic importance of the New York colony. Students will examine the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga in terms of its effects on American and British morale and on European views on American prospects for victory in the Revolution.
7.3d.3 - Students will examine the terms of the Treaty of Paris, determine what boundary was set for the United States, and illustrate this on a map.
Everything you need is included with this purchase! Just print and teach! (You do have to add in some videos, but that takes about ten minutes.)
All of these lessons are included with this Unit Bundle, along with a Unit outline map for lesson planning!
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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