Lesson Plan

Causes of the American Revolution Soldiers and Civilians at War

This Causes of the American Revolution Soldiers and Civilians at War lesson plan also includes:

Stage a meeting of the Second Continental Congress in your classroom, then utilize the abundance of worksheets and informational texts in this resource to analyze the major events and consequences of the American Revolution. Other topics covered include discussing the challenges General Washington may have faced, as well as the role of women in the military. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Rather than administer the vocabulary handout initially, have students research the terms or complete a traditional vocabulary assignment so they are prepared with the knowledge before delving into the texts
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should have some foundational background information related to the American Revolution prior to beginning this lesson, such as the terms Patriot and Loyalist, as well as the fact that many slaves and Native Americans aligned themselves with the Loyalists
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  • Excellent materials (i.e. role cards, art analysis worksheet, transcript of letters between George and Martha Washington, etc.)
  • Well-organized and comprehensive lesson
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