Spying in the American Revolution: Activity Pack for Grades 5-8

Grade Levels
5th - 8th, Homeschool
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Your students will be thrilled to come to social studies class when you use these activities! Spying is an exciting subject! Each year, my students are spellbound when we discuss spies and spy methods during our American Revolution unit. Your students will LOVE these activities. They will learn about the people and secrets involved in American Revolution spying!

Contents of this activity pack:

What’s Your Spy Potential?-This fun quiz for students is a great
anticipatory guide for the spy activities in which they will be

Spies in the American Revolution
Reading passage
Foldable Activity: Female Spies in the American Revolution
Foldable Activity: Soldiers as Spies in the American Revolution
Foldable Activity: African American Spies in the American

Nathan Hale-Patriot Spy
Reading passage
Graphic organizer activity

Benedict Arnold-American Traitor
Reading passage
Activity: Short Snippets

George Washington-Spymaster
Reading passage
Activity: Create a Plus Sign Foldable

The Culper Spy Ring
Reading passage
Activity: Make a Spy Ring Foldable

Make a Mask Letter
Primary source example

Make a Code Letter
Primary source example

Make an Invisible Ink Letter
Primary source example

Quiz-Spies in the American Revolution, includes answer key

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Total Pages
33 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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