Events leading to the American Revolution

This Events leading to the American Revolution unit also includes:

The Stamp Act, Paul Revere's ride, and the Boston Tea Party pushed American colonists to the tipping point that led to the American Revolution. Fifth graders research the key figures of the war, study the Declaration of Independence, and analyze the motives of the loyalists and the patriots to gain an understanding of this dynamic period in American history.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask researchers to prepare a documentary-style interview with their research subject (virtual field trips of the major events leading to the American Revolution are available on the Internet)
Classroom Considerations

  • The 56-page packet includes lessons for both social studies and language arts
  • Designed to meet the Indiana standards for social studies and language arts
  • The third lesson is designed for a specific Indiana social studies textbook: however, activities can be adapted to any history textbook
Pros

  • Each detailed, step-by-step lesson plan includes enrichment and adaptation strategies
  • Includes scripts for the role-play exercise
Cons

  • None
Common Core