Most timelines can focus on dates and times, making them not only trite and irrelevant, but poor preparation for any standardized test. The Road to the American Revolution Class Timeline Activity propels students to understand the cause and effect of events leading to the American Revolution and discover and analyze the patterns and Democratic ideals that shaped the future of American government. It is chunked into three parts, contains a rubric for easy grading, and can easily be differentiated as deemed necessary by the teacher. In addition, the activity encourages student collaboration, accountability, and movement around the classroom. This resource has guided notes that can be downloaded for free in this Teachers Pay Teachers shop.