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The Revolutionary War and Declaration of Independence Activities Bundle

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    This bundled product contains the following 7 StudentSavvy resources:

    Revolutionary War and Declaration of Independence Reading Passages

    Revolutionary War and Declaration of Independence Interactive Notebook

    Revolutionary War and Declaration of Independence Interactive PowerPoint

    Revolutionary War and Declaration of Independence PBL Activities

    Revolutionary War and Declaration of Independence STEM Challenges

    Revolutionary War and Declaration of Independence Google Classroom Projects

    Revolutionary War and Declaration of Independence Exam | Assessment

    This resource is part of the US History Complete Curriculum

    More information on each resource:

    Interactive Notebook

    Topics covered in this unit include:

    Battle of Lexington and Concord, Second Continental Congress, Battle of Bunker Hill, Olive Branch Petition, Common Sense, Declaration of Independence, Women During the War, Difficult Times During the War, Battle of Trenton, Battle of Saratoga, Treaty of Alliance, Winter at Valley Forge, Battle of Yorktown, Treaty of Paris, Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Paine, Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Deborah Sampson, John Hancock, John Burgoyne, Benedict Arnold, Nathan Hale

    Reading Passages

    Questions & Answer Keys for Each of the 5 Reading Passages!


    Quick overview of topics covered in this resource include:

    1.) {The Battles of the American Revolution}

    -Overview of how the American Revolution is made up of many political battles between colonists and Great Britain. -timeline (1765-1783)

    -Timeline and overview of the Battle of Lexington and Concord – April 18, 1775

    -Timeline and overview of the Battle of Bunker Hill – June 17, 1775

    -Timeline and overview of the Battle of Trenton - Dec 25, 1776

    -Timeline and overview of the Battle of Saratoga - Sept 1777

    -Timeline and overview of the Battle of Yorktown - Sept – Oct 1781

    Keywords: Loyalist, Patriot, Continental Army

    2.) {The Second Continental Congress and Common Sense}

    -Timeline and overview of The Second Continental Congress

    -Overview of who attended, decisions that were made, and how Common Sense (pamphlet written by Thomas Paine) influenced their decisions.

    -More detail of Common Sense pamphlet, purpose of the pamphlet and the impact it created

    Keywords: Common Sense, petition, rights, Continental Congress, Thomas Paine,

    3.) {The Declaration of Independence}

    -Events leading up to the Declaration of Independence, why it was written (wars and frustration with Great Britain)

    -Overview of what the document represented (how a government should protect the people and their rights. If they do not, the people should have the right to create a new government.)

    -Description of all the authors / who signed it

    4.) {Women During the Revolutionary War}

    Quick overview of difficult times during the war (destruction, inflation, profiteering)

    -Description of how women helped - Women also stayed at the army camps and cooked or brought water to the soldiers.

    -Martha Washington (The very first First Lady of the United States, wife of George Washington. During the Revolutionary War, she stayed at the general’s camp and assisted the soldiers)

    -Deborah Sampson’s contributions to the war (disguised herself as a man while serving in the Continental Army during the Revolution)

    -Other important women that assisted during the Revolutionary War

    Keywords: inflation, profiteering, disguise

    5.) {The Treaty of Paris}

    -Quick description of the last battle (Britain was forced to surrender at Yorktown, Virginia)

    -Overview of how this document made it officially the end of the war. (two years later, the Treaty of Paris made it official that America was independent)

    -Who signed it (John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, David Hartley) year it was signed (first 1782, then 1783 (final document), where (Paris, France), and why

    -Important outcomes of the treaty: it provided America more land, they were officially independent, brought peace

    Keywords: ratified, Treaty of Paris, independent

    Interactive PowerPoint

    This teaching resource is quite the virtual experience! This US History PowerPoint can be used as a powerful classroom presentation or students can click their way through it on individual computers.

    ***This product was created with PowerPoint (2016). The effects and transitions may not display properly on older versions.

    PBL Activities

    Welcome to the American Revolution!

    You travel back in time to 1775, where the minutemen are alerted the British are on their way. A shot is fired, but you don’t know which side fired first. Eight colonists are killed in battle, and the British continue into Concord.

    PBL Activities (Problem Based Learning | Project Based Learning)

    Cross-curricular challenge for students who are studying US History and The American Revolution

    Students will create their very own PBL booklet. PBL activities utilize creative learning and real-world problem-solving strategies!

    Students use mapping skills as well as knowledge of simple machines to build tools!

    Sample pages (answer key) included in the file.

    STEM Challenge

    American Revolution STEM Challenge

    The STEM Challenge in this resource has detailed directions, photo examples, a list of materials needed, prediction section, brainstorming section, trials 1, 2, & 3, final results section with drawings, and a reflection section.

    Cross-curricular challenge for students who are studying US History and the American Revolution!

    This resource has science, technology, engineering, and ,math activities to do with your upper elementary kids that will really enhance their learning!

    The STEM Challenge: Using a list of supplies, STEM groups students must design a colonial haversack model that can hold as much weight as possible (more instructions included in the download)

    Google Classroom Student Projects

    This product contains 3 digital projects that students can complete using Google Slides! This resource has a brochure project, a timeline project, and a info-graphic / poster project.

    Each student-centered project has a sample project, answer key, and detailed project instructions for the students.


    This product contains an assessment that has vocabulary matching, fill in the blank, short answer, essay, and an info-graphic! It has 19 questions total.

    It also contains an ANSWER KEY and an EDITABLE powerpoint file


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
    Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
    Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
    Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
    Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).


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