Journey though the American Revolution!
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.
All of the information in the simulation is based on real research. Each event is based on the actual journals of Revolutionary War soldiers, and every event has been carefully edited for clarity, comprehension, and conciseness. You can use this as a framework for your entire Revolutionary War Unit!
My students absolutely love this simulation! They've even noted that I must have put a lot of work into its creation! (Yes, 12-year-olds said this!)
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.)
Included in this resource:
● A PowerPoint Version of the handouts (editable)
● A PDF Version of the slides and handouts (not editable)
● A Google Slides Version of the handouts (you can make a copy of you want to make your own edits)
● A link to the slides for the simulation in Google Slides (this is done on purpose so that I can edit the file instantly if any changes are needed - It can also be downloaded as a PowerPoint if needed)
● A Detailed Lesson Plan
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