War of Independence

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Want to explain the War of Independence without using just a textbook? The resource, an online exhibition, provides direct instruction to scholars. It discusses what led up to the war, the time of the war, and the legacy left behind long after it ended.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a scavenger hunt activity where pupils must search for specific information from each chapter of the website
  • Assign an activity like an essay or class discussion to have students analyze in greater depth primary source photographs 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires devices with an Internet connection or printed copies of the website page
  • Shows statistics and graphics that, with the text, provide a meaningful picture of the War of Independence
  • Displays artifacts along with information to help connect the events with the real-life experience of the people during that time