As American history continued to play out, more people came from Europe for economic gain and religious freedom. The problem was that more settlers arriving meant the land was filling up. War broke out, and the Natives were choosing sides. The colonists had their own worries to deal with after the French and Indian War... DEBT. King George makes proclamations that settlers ignore, and taxes that colonists get no representation for. A line is drawn, and colonists can either "join, or die."
This unit shows the causes that lead to the American Revolution and ultimately the War for Independence. It has 10 reading passages with text evidence questions. 2 passages have a writing piece as well. Each standard (listed below) is represented. The are several options for practice activities, interactive notebook opportunities, visuals, writing options, and even QR codes for more research.
Here's the Contents:
**Almost all colored pages have a printer-friendly OR b/w versions**
p.2 - Thanks
p.3-5 - Preview
p.6 - Contents
p.7-8 - Social Studies & Reading Standards List
p.9-29 - 24 Vocabulary & Definition Cards (color & printer-friendly)
p.30-45 - Social Studies Standards Visual Posters (color & printer-friendly)
p.46-56 - American Revolution Timeline (Color & Printer Friendly (with Interactive Notebook Pieces)
p.57-58 - Benjamin Franklin Reading Comprehension & Writing Piece
p.59-60 - Benjamin Franklin's Inventions QR Code Research & Interactive Notebook Pieces
p.61 - Benjamin Franklin Vocabulary Interactive Notebook Flap Book
p.62-63 - Benjamin Franklin Interactive Notebook Trifold Information Piece
p.64-65 - The French & Indian War Reading Comprehension & Writing Piece
p.66 - French & Indian Ward Flap Book for Interactive Notebook
p.67 - Fort Loudoun Reading Comprehension
p.68 - Proclamation of 1763 Reading Comprehension
p.69 - Acts, Taxes, & Representation Reading Comprehension
p.70 - Intolerable Acts & Protests
p.71-74 - Boston Massacre Observation, Comparisons, and Analysis (4 versions)
p.75-76 - 2 Versions of Boston Massacre Image
p.77-78 - Various British Decreed Acts Interactive Notebook Pieces
p.79-81 - Analyze Boston Tea Party image (3 versions - 1 with QR code)
p.82 - Boston Tea Party Interactive Notebook Piece
p.83-84 - #BreakingUpWithBritain Writing GO Chart and Decorative Publishing Page
p.85 - Watauga Purchase & Compact Reading Comprehension
p.86 - Pick a Side Opinion Writing (Who Was Right - Little Carpenter or Draggin Canoe?) Piece
p.87 - Watauga Purchase Retell Interactive Notebook Piecesp.88-89 - No Other Choice Reading Comprehension
p.90-91 - Comparing 2 Version of Paul Revere's Ride (QR Code & Interactive Notebook Versions)
p.92-93 - Paul Revere's Description of His Ride
p.94-95 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellows Retelling of the Midnight Ride
p.96-97 - American Revolution Brochure
p.98 - Continental Congress Reading Comprehension
p.99-100 - The First Flag of the United States Image (color & b/w)
p.101 - Declaration of Independence Reading Comprehension
p.102-103 - Observe & Analyze Second Continental Congress Image (Color & b/w)
p.104 - Declaration of Independence Image
p.105-107 - Declaration of Independence Written Out with Signatures and States
p.108- "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" Analyzing Interactive Notebook Piece
p.109 - Predict, Infer, & Opinion Writing Interactive Notebook Flip Book
p.110-118 - Important People of the American Revolution Trading Cards (color & printer-friendly)
p.119-127 - QR Codes for Research for Essays
p.128-129 - Analyze Events Interactive Notebook Pieces (color & b/w)
p.130-131 - Analyze Taxes/Acts Interactive Notebook Pieces (color & b/w)
p.132-133 - Credit
Social Studies Standards Covered in this Set
The War for Independence (1760-1776)
4.21 Describe the various contributions made by Benjamin Franklin to the development of a unique American society, including his scientific experiments
Inventions the development of the Albany Plan the Join or Die political cartoon.
4.22 Describe the causes, course, and consequences of the French and Indian War, including the massacre at Fort Loudoun.
4.23 Explain how political, religious, and economic ideas and interests brought about the Revolution, including:
--resistance to imperial policy (Proclamation of 1763)
--the Stamp Act
--the Townshend Acts
--taxes on tea
--“taxation without representation”
4.24 Explain the different forms of protests Americans used to try to change British policies including
--the Boston Tea Party
--tarring and feathering
--boycotts. (E, P)
4.25 Write a short summary of the events of Tennessee’s first settlement and settlers, including the
--Dragging Canoe. (H, P, TN)
4.26 Describe the significance of the First Continental Congresses & Second Continental Congresses & the Committees of Correspondence.
4.27 Compare and contrast first and second-hand accounts of Paul Revere’s “midnight ride.” (H)
4.28 Identify the people and events associated with the Declaration of Independence and cite evidence from the Declaration to determine its significance to the development of American Democracy. (H, P)
Reading Standards Used:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.5Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.6Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.7Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
Here are the other units in this series:
Land & People Before European ExplorationAge of Exploration - European ExplorersSettling the Colonies: 1600s-1700sThe American Revolution: 1760-1775