The American Revolution Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- This is a 20 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 52 questions based on a Crash Course U.S. History video and the website ushistory.org.
Students will begin this assignment by watching the Crash Course U.S. History Video: Who Won the American Revolution? The video will introduce the time period and go over the key themes and events of the time. The video will first analyze the objectives for both the British and the Patriots during the war. The battles of Trenton, Saratoga, and Yorktown are then discussed due to their fame and strategic importance. The alliance with France, and the long lasting impact this had on France (bankruptcy and revolution) is also covered. Following the discussion on the war itself, the video analyses how different groups were impacted by the war. The effect, or lack thereof, the war had on: slaves, free blacks, women, religious minorities, loyalists, and Native Americans is reviewed. The video concludes with how the social stratification of American communities was disassembled thanks to the ideas of the revolution. Following the video, students will proceed to the ushistory.org website and read several articles about the American Revolution. The readings cover the following topics from the war:
- The advantage and disadvantages the British and American colonists had in the conflict
- The Loyalists and the Patriots
- The Battles of Lexington and Concord
- The Battle of Bunker Hill
- Valley Forge
- The Battle of Saratoga
- The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.