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.
See also, AMERICAN/U.S. HISTORY CURRICULUM LESSONS 31-45 of 150
LESSON 31: Colonial Period: Independent Study Guide
LESSON 32: French and Indian War
LESSON 33: Causes of the Revolutionary War
LESSON 34: The Revolutionary War Begins
LESSON 35: The Declaration of Independence
LESSON 36: Major Battles of the Revolution
LESSON 37: Winter at Valley Forge
LESSON 38: People of the Revolution
LESSON 39: Revolutionary War Period
LESSON 40: Jeopardy: Revolutionary War Period
LESSON 41: Timeline: Colonial Period and the Revolution
LESSON 42: Note Cards Game: Colonial Period and the Revolution
LESSON 43: Famous Person Study Guide
LESSON 44: United States in 1783
LESSON 45: Settlers Cross the Appalachians