Print two sided, fold, and staple to create a Revolutionary War Patriot Yearbook for students to record important details about the patriots they are learning about.
I do this over two days as stations, putting a folder containing articles at each spot around the room. We play "Its Too Late to Apologize: A Revolution" from YouTube as background music, and students move from station to station at their own pace completing character studies of each patriot.
The Was/Did/Wanted provides the structure they need to look at who each person was, what they did, and what they wanted.
I usually pair this activity with a determining importance lesson, modeling how to read the articles with the lens of how each person contributed to the Revolutionary War. (The fact that George Washington lives at Mt. Vernon is interesting, but not important for our goals today).
It is a great way to review the people you've covered in the content instruction before testing.
11 Patriots Included:
-Mercy Otis Warren