*NEW: This unit now includes DIGITAL ACCESS via Google Slides.*
I have created a Google Slides resource for each lesson. Each resource contains student instructions, student worksheets with editable text boxes, and articles/task cards if applicable.
Google Slides can be assigned by teachers via Google Classroom. I hope this update will help teachers who are implementing distance learning due to COVID-19.
This American Revolutionary War unit will be a smash hit in your classroom! Included are 15 lesson plans with exciting, interactive activities. Even better, I’ve made it as easy as possible for busy teachers to implement.
Why I created this unit
Part 1: Context for the Revolutionary War
- The Road to Revolution—newspaper articles, jigsaw activity and student worksheets
- The Social Classes of Colonial America—informational article, discussion cards, and worksheet
- King George vs. George Washington—task cards and worksheet
- Who Fought in the Revolutionary War?—7 articles, worksheet, and group cards for sorting
- British Forces vs. Continental Forces—informational articles and student worksheet
Part 2: Events of the Revolutionary War (Simulation)
- Choose Your Identity—students adopt an identity in the Continental Army (spies, soldiers, or officers), includes informational articles, and worksheet
- Early Battles Around New York—28 slide PowerPoint with student worksheet, primary source activity, simulation instructions, student journal page & teacher guide
- Trenton and Princeton—29 slide PowerPoint with student worksheet, secondary source activity, student journal page & teacher guide
- Saratoga Campaign—30+ slide PowerPoint with student worksheet, primary source activity, student journal page & teacher guide
- Battles in the South—30+ slide PowerPoint with student worksheet, secondary source activity, student journal page & teacher guide
Part 3: After the Revolutionary War
- Treaty of Paris—activity where students make their own treaties and article
- Problems Facing the Nation—informative article and multiple worksheets focusing on finding the main idea
- Guess Which Founding Father—Founding Father speeches, Guess Which Founding Father game, and cheat sheet
- How “revolutionary” was the American Revolution?—worksheet & writing activity
- Revolutionary War Reflection—worksheet & writing activity
Help for the teacher
- Table of Contents (also available in the preview)
- Suggested pacing guide
- 15 detailed lesson plans
- Answer keys (of course!)
- Editable end-of-unit test and study guide
- Easy printing file with all student worksheets and articles
Are you still not sure? Sample a lesson!
- In this lesson, students learn about 8 important Revolutionary War battles by analyzing clues around the room.
How can this unit be for grades 5th-8th?