Q2, Wk 4

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #13
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:

  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of each side during the American Revolution. 
  • Explain how those advantages shaped strategy and the outcome of the war. 
  • Identify the importance of the early battles of the war. 
  • Write a skit in the form of a news report about one of the battles. 
Classroom Activities

Day 1: 

Students will review and then take a test on the events leading to the Revolution. 

Day 2:

Students chart the advantages and strategies of both sides of the Revolutionary war.

Day 3: 

Students will take notes on and discuss the early battles of the Revolutionary War. 

Students will then write a skit in the form of a news report covering one of those battles. 

Assignments Due

Road to Independence Test

Battle Skit

Additional Resources