Q2, Wk3

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #12
Unit of InstructionAmerican Revolution
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.3.2 Explain American colonial reaction to British policy from 1763 – 1774.

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

SS.8.A.3.7 Examine the structure, content, and consequences of the Declaration of Independence.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will be able to:

  • Debate a topic from the perspective of either a loyalist or a patriot during the time period. 
  • Explain why someone would be a loyalist or patriot. 
  • Discuss an explain the events that led to the Declaration of Independence. 
  • Explain the central ideas of the Declaration of Independence. 
Classroom Activities

Day 1: Students will research and debate a topic about the American revolution from the perspective of a loyalist or a patriot. 

Day 2: Students will take notes and have discussions on the early events of the American Revolution. 

Day 3: Students will read excepts from the Declaration of Independence, learn about its contents and history, reword excerpts,  and write a paragraph on the central ideas of the DOI. 

Assignments Due
  • Notes from the debate
  • In class discussion
  • Paragraph on the DOI
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