Road to Revolution: The Colonies Unite- An Active, Engaging Unit

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5th - 6th, Homeschool
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American Revolution history comes to life in this unit!

Are you looking for an engaging unit to use while teaching your students about the events leading to the American Revolution? You've found it! This unit contains a Road to Revolution wall display, lesson sheets, lesson activities, primary source analysis sheets, a relay review activity, and a unit test.

Contents of this unit:

Road to Revolution: The Colonies Unite-Student Tracking Page

Road to Revolution: The Colonies Unite-Wall Display Instructions

The French and Indian War

* Lesson sheet and Plus Sign Foldable activity

* Primary Source Detectives Sheet using Join, or Die-Woodcut by

Benjamin Franklin, 1754

The Proclamation of 1763

* Lesson sheet and Questions and Answers activity

* Primary Source Detectives Sheet using an excerpt of the

Proclamation of 1763

The Sugar Act

* Lesson sheet and Sugar Act Foldable activity

* “No Taxation without Representation”-A Teacher-Led Activity

The Stamp Act

* Lesson sheet and Questions and Answers activity

* Primary Source Detectives Sheet using a British political cartoon

The Committees of Correspondence

* Lesson sheet and An Envelope Full of Questions activity

* Primary Source Detectives Sheet using a Letter from Boston’s

Committee of Correspondence, 1774

The Townshend Acts

* Lesson sheet and Create a Propaganda Poster Activity

The Boston Massacre

* Informational Reading Passage

* Primary Source Detectives Sheet using a newspaper account of

the Boston Massacre, 1770

The Tea Act & The Boston Tea Party

* Lesson sheet and Question Snapshots activity

* Primary Source Detectives Sheet using the Statement of Joshua

Wyeth, Participant in the Boston Tea Party

The Coercive (Intolerable) Acts

* Lesson sheet and Triple Flap Book activity

The First Continental Congress

* Lesson sheet and Activity: If Only the Walls Could Talk

The Battles of Lexington and Concord

* Lesson sheet and Make a Timeline activity

* Primary Source Detectives Sheet using news of the Battles of

Lexington and Concord-article excerpt from a New York

newspaper, April 23, 1775

* Lexington and Concord: A Picture Book

Road to Revolution Relay: An Active, Engaging Review Game

Additional Resources

Road to Revolution Unit Test with Answer Key

* Please note: The location of the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" is disputed. After my own research and talking to character interpreters, I decided to refer to the "Shot Heard "Round the World" as the shot that occurred at Concord's North Bridge.

The phrase is originally from the opening stanza of Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Concord Hymn" (1837), and referred to as the first shot of the American Revolution.

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Total Pages
108 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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