TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #17
Unit of InstructionOrganizing Principle 4: Between 1763 and 1777, British attempts to exert control over the colonies led to violent, organized, and successful resistance and revolution.
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.3.5 Describe the influence of individuals on social and political developments during the Revolutionary era.

SS.8.A.3.3 Recognize the contributions of the Founding Fathers (John Adams, Sam Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Mason, George Washington) during American Revolutionary efforts.

SS.8.A.3.15 Examine this time period (1763-1815) from the perspective of historically under-represented groups (children, indentured servants, Native Americans, slaves, women, working class).

SS.8.A.3.6 Examine the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will be able to identify at least 3 advantages and disadvantages for each side of the war. 

Students will write a news report on one of the battles of the Revolutionary War. 


Classroom Activities

Monday/Tuesday: Students will use guided notes and a powerpoint to learn about the Revolutionary War. 

Students will then work with a partner to write a news report on one of the battles of the Revolutionary War. 

Wednesday:Students will finish their reports.

Thursday/Friday: Students will review with a review game and then be tested on their knowledge of the Revolutionary War. 

Assignments Due

News Report

Revolutionary War Test

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