On This Day: The End of the French and Indian War

Most Americans don't connect the French and Indian War with the American Revolution. Yet, scholars consider the expensive war as a major cause of the conflict. Watching video clips of historians speaking about the conflict, budding historians explore the French and Indian War and its connection to the American story. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use video segments with notes sheets to connect the French and Indian War to the American Revolution
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners need some background in the French and Indian War to fully understand the video clips
  • To use the resource, create a free C-SPAN Classroom account or the use of the following login credentials: Username: students, Password: C-SPANCLASSROOM
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Clips include historians connecting the French and Indian War to the coming American Revolution
  • Video resources help augment instruction by introducing historiography
Cons

  • None