The American Revolution

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8th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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  1. After the Wars of Religion that devastated Europe, the people were willing to give their monarchs absolute power in exchange for peace and stability. Before long, that absolute power became overbearing, and the people rose up to fight for a better life.Two versions of each lesson! The first is a
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All the foundational information your students need to build their knowledge, interest, and skills upon. Concise information in point form with stunning images and thought-provoking questions. **

The American Revolution was a watershed moment in the history of democracy. Against the odds, a group of American Patriots was able to defeat the most powerful empire in the world.

Google App Links are on the Teacher Instructions Sheet!

This presentation examines the following topics:

  • First English Colonies
  • Overview of the French and Indian War
  • Intolerable Acts
  • Outbreak of War
  • Significance of European Allies
  • Valley Forge
  • Siege of Yorktown
  • American Victory

Two variations of this lesson!

The first is a Presentation - PowerPoint/Google Slides - for those teachers who know the topic and want to guide their students through the material. This lesson takes me approximately 3 classes to complete. There are twelve links to Vimeo in the presentation. The videos total ~63 minutes. Vimeo links are checked weekly and updated when necessary.

The second version consists of the information and images on worksheets that the students can read through at their own pace. This is best done if laptops or tablets are available for the class or for online learning. This version comes with more indepth questions that the students can work through at their own pace.

Corresponding Movie Guides

The War that Made America Episode 1

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65 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.


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