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Civics Curriculum

Lesson 2.4 Muslim Empire (Layered Curriculum Day 4)

Revolutionary War

This unit will help students understand the American Revolution. Through a number of projects the students will gain knowledge to the war that led to the birth of the United States. During this unit students will: Become familiar with key vocabulary and important people Make a timeline outlining the important events of the war List the advantages and disadvantages of Britain and the United States Compare and contrast the strategies of Britain and the United States Construct a culminating PowerPoint presentation to present to their classmates

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Important People Poster

by Jorrie Brandhagen

Students will become familiar with Important poeple during the Revolutionary War. They will create a poster of the important person, explaining who this person is and why they are important to the Revolutionary War. After creating their important person poster they will need to share their poster with the the class. Allow four days to pick and research their person, and create their poster. Spend one day presenting their posters to the class. While the students are presenting their posters the rest of the class will be taking notes on the attached worksheet. Expectations attached Worksheet attached Rubric attached This resource is part of the Revolutionary War collection.
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This exercise will be ongoing through out the unit of study. The students will have a dictionary they will be responsible for through out the unit of study. When ever they come upon a word in their dictionary they will need to fill out the definition. Students will need to hand this in at the end of the unit. This resource is part of the Revolutionary War collection.
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During this exercise the students will build timelines of the American Revolutionary War. Their timelines must have: The Battles of Concord and Lexington, the writing of the Declaration of Independence, Battle of Yorktown, the signing of the Treaty of Paris and six other important events of the American Revolutionary War. This activity will take two days to complete. handout attached This resource is part of the Revolutionary War collection.
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In this activity the students will construct a chart to compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of both the Colonists and the British during the American Revolutionary War. This resource is part of the Revolutionary War collection.
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Read all about it!

by Jorrie Brandhagen

Students will write a newspaper article describing a battle during the American Revolutionary War. With a partner the students will pick a battle and write a three to four paragraph article, explaining, where the battle happened, the date the battle happened, who fought in the battle, and what the outcome of the battle was. This resource is part of the Revolutionary War collection.
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In this assignment the students will write in their journals the causes of the American Revolutionary War. By this point in the unit we have discussed the causes quite frequently. This can be used as an assessment near the end of the unit, or an activity toward the beginning of the unit. Objective: the students will demonstrate their knowledge of the causes of the American Revolutionary War. This resource is part of the Revolutionary War collection.
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In this activity the students will distinguish between Britain's strategies and the Colonists's strategies of the American Revolutionary War. They will need to cut out the strategies and glue them to the correct label. This resource is part of the Revolutionary War collection.
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Valley Forge Letter

by Jorrie Brandhagen

In this activity students will write a letter to a loved one explaining their long winter at Valley Forge. They will need to describe their surroundings, the people, the food, the sickness, the weather, their uniforms and their help. This will need to be at least three paragraphs in length in letter form. This resource is part of the Revolutionary War collection.
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A soldier's life

by Jorrie Brandhagen

In this activity the students will research the life of a soldier from the Continental Army. Students will use informational books, text books and the internet to research. This activity will take three days. Once the students research the soldier's life they will write in their journals two paragraphs about a soldier's life. They must include, age of soldiers, uniforms, fighting strategies, weapons, food, illness, length of enlistment, and any other information they feel is important. This resource is part of the Revolutionary War collection.
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End of the unit assessment

by Jorrie Brandhagen

End of the unit assessment. The students will create a PowerPoint presentation, using all the information they have learned and accumulated over the past few weeks. They will need a minimum of 15 slides and a presentation of at least four minutes. This will be a 8-10 day project. This resource is part of the Revolutionary War collection.
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Here is the outline of the American Revolutionary War unit. This unit has been taught in the 5th grade and 7th grade. It can easily be used for different grades, as well. This unit will help students understand the American Revolution. Through a number of projects the students will gain knowledge to the war that led to the birth of the United States. During this unit students will: Become familiar with key vocabulary and importan people Create a map showing different battle sites Make a timeline outlining the important events of the war List the advantages and disadvantages of Britain and the United States Compare and contrast the strategies of Britain and the United States Construct a culminating PowerPoint presentation to present to their classmates This resource is part of the Revolutionary War collection.
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