The purpose of this lesson is to investigate the causes of the American Revolution. Students will examine social, economic, and political impacts of British colonial policies in the American colonies. Then they will explain how the policies altered the relationship between the thirteen American colonies and Great Britain.
Students will examine the Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Quartering Act, and Townshend Acts. This will all lead into the American Revolution.
This is an engaging lesson that will encourage student discussion. Included is a scripted lesson plan, ten sources (primary and secondary sources), and questions. Some questions are simple recall questions, since the purpose of the lesson is to learn the Social Studies content using literacy. Other questions are higher-order thinking questions. The ELA connection is included to supplement information already presented in Social Studies to enhance ELA.