Engage your students in a collaborative learning experience exploring how the American Revolution, specifically the War for Independence, was shaped by as well as shaped five groups in American society. The five groups featured include: women; African Americans; American Indians; loyalists; and "rank-and-file" patriots.
The lesson contains a series of five cases for student groups to explore; each case contains a two-page summary of the group with a focus on their involvement in the War but also including information on before and after as well as two excerpted primary documents, one from the group's perspective and one how others viewed that group. In addition to the cases, the lesson comes with a data retrieval chart for the cases along with an exit ticket.
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