US History 11/13-11/17

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #13
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.3.1 Explain the consequences of the French and Indian War in British policies for the American colonies from 1763 – 1774.

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

SS.8.C.1.14 Identify the evolving forms of civic and political participation from the colonial period through Reconstruction.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will be able to create a propaganda poster that includes at least 2 historical reasons and relevant artwork. 

Classroom Activities


Students will read and discuss from the textbook information on more British acts and the colonial reaction to them. We will also discuss in depth the use of propaganda to gain support. 

Students will then make their own propaganda posters supporting either side. 


Students will answer questions from the textbook and finish their propaganda posters. 


Students will take a quiz on the lead-up to the Revolution. 

Assignments Due

Textbook page 125 1-4

Propaganda Poster

Road to Revolution Quiz

Additional Resources

Vocabulary for the unit so far:

Alliance- partnership

Militia – a military force made of ordinary citizens

Repeal- to cancel a law

Boycott – to refuse to buy goods as a form of protest

Rebellion – an open act of defiance

Propaganda- ideas or information meant to spread harm or help a cause

Committee of Correspondence – an organization that spread political ideas through the colonies