To review events which led to the outbreak of the American Revolution; to assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of each side as the war began.
1 class period
After reading with the class the background information for this lesson, go over the directions for doing the section entitled Comparing Strengths and Weaknesses. Give the students time to complete this section and total their points.
Ask several students to give their point totals, and tell what three areas of comparison they thought were of greatest importance.
Determine how many class members gave more points to the British, and how many gave more to the colonists. The British should have outscored the colonists. You might ask those students, if any, who gave more points to the colonists to explain their results. Discuss student scoring.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.