This American Revolution unit is divided into two parts. The first part includes the causes and events of the war, and the second part, which in some cases extends beyond the scope of the Revolution, includes the people of the war. This unit is perfect for gifted and talented students, for building bridges between the American Revolution and modern life, for integrating other areas of curriculum with the Revolution, and for allowing students to role-play, think critically, and have fun. It also encourages students to relate the events, strategies, problems, realities, and conundrums of the war with modern society as well as with their own lives and decisions. The first section is organized chronologically from the Stamp Act to the Siege at Yorktown. Integrated activities are included throughout. The second section features narratives, activities, and reading comprehension activities on 27 different characters from the great war. Some of these activities focus on events within the scope of the individual but outside the scope of the Revolutionary War. For example, an activity related to Thomas Jefferson, Barbary Wars Reading Comprehension, is within the scope of Jefferson’s life but outside of the scope of the Revolutionary War.
If you’ve ever visited my website mrnussbaum.com, you may have landed on my United States history section, and perhaps, my American Revolution section. This unit is essentially the printable companion to my online offerings. If you’ve found the time to further explorer my site, you may have also learned that I am a current public school teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia, and that I use all of the resources I create in my own classroom.
You may notice different logos on the tops of the pages within the unit. These are simply different versions of my current logo, or, the logo of a site I own or am in the process of creating. All images you see are public domain images. These images can be used for any purpose.
Anyhow, I hope you find this unit very helpful and I hope your students find it enjoyable as well. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is a specific description of this unit.
This is the printable form of the entire American Revolution section on MrNussbaum.com. This 252-page unit features over 60 narratives, 42 reading comprehension exercises designed to mirror those on standardized tests, dozens of printable activities, role-playing scenarios, writing prompts, integrated critical-thinking exercises, and much more. The answer key for the reading comprehension exercises is provided. This is specially designed for kids in grades 4-8 learning about the American Revolution. Perfect for interactive notebooks, enrichment and assessments.
This unit includes narratives, activities, and reading comprehension passages and question sets for:
Taxation without Representation
Sons of Liberty
Boston Tea Party/Intolerable Acts
First Continental Congress
Battles of Lexington and Concord
Second Continental Congress
Siege at Fort Ticonderoga
Battle of Bunker Hill
Declaration of Independence
Battles of Brooklyn Heights/White Plains
Washington's Crossing - Battle of Trenton
The Story of the Hessians
Battle of Saratoga
Winter at Valley Forge
Battle of Monmouth Courthouse
Siege at Charleston
Battle of Camden
Battle of Cowpens
Battle of Guilford Courthouse
Siege at Yorktown
Marquis de Lafayette
Baron Von Steuben
Martha Custis Washington