Q2W4: November 30- December 4

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #14
Unit of InstructionRevolutionary War
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.1.1 Provide supporting details for an answer from text, interview for oral history, check validity of information from research/text, and identify strong vs. weak arguments.

SS.8.A.1.7 View historic events through the eyes of those who were there as shown in their art, writings, music, and artifacts.

SS.8.A.3.4 Examine the contributions of influential groups to both the American and British war efforts during the American Revolutionary War and their effects on the outcome of the war.

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

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Can explain the advantages of each side and how they impacted the war
  • Can identify the contributions of important figures
  • Can explain why the Americans won the war
  • Can explain the impact of the major battles/events of the war
Classroom Activities

Day 1: 

Vocabulary

Advantages/Disadvantages

Early Revolutionary War Notes

News Broadcast

ONLINE:

Make vocabulary cards with the words for the week:

  • Mercenary- a soldier who fights for money (Hessians are an example)
  • Guerilla Warfare- using hit and run tactics
  • Inflation- when it takes more money to buy the same amount of goods
  • Blockade- keeping ships from entering or leaving a port
  • Siege- when a military surrounds somewhere to force it to surrender

Use textbook pages 150-153 to chart the advantages/disadvantages of each side of the war.

Rev War Notes – Taking notes up to the Battle of Saratoga (the rest will be later)

30 Second News Broadcast- 

  • Make a 30 second News Broadcast about one of the events discussed today.
  • Include:
  • What happened?
  • Why is it important?/What are some possible effects?
  • How would each side (Patriots and British/Loyalists) feel about it?

Day 2:

Finish/Present News Broadcast

Late War Notes – Rev War Notes

Exit Ticket

Day 3: 

Vocabulary

Challenges of Revolutionary War Soldiers

Experiencing the Articles of Confederation

Exit Ticket

ONLINE:

Make vocab cards with these words:

  • Constitution – a written plan of government
  • Republic- a government where citizens rule through elected representatives
  • Ordinance – a law
  • Depression- a period of slowed economic activity
  • Confederation – a loose alliance of multiple countries that agree to work together
  • Proportional- corresponding in size

Challenges of Revolutionary War Soldiers – 

Use the primary and secondary sources to examine the challenges soldiers faced as well as look at the possible causes and possible fixes for these challenges. 

Challenge Faced by Continental Soldiers Rev War Primary

With the class, vote on a class snack using the structure of the Articles of Confederation.

Experiencing the AOC

PPtT- Lesson 2-03 – Experiencing the Articles of Confederation

Assignments Due

30 second News Broadcast about one of the events discussed today.

Include:

  • What happened?
  • Why is it important?/What are some possible effects?
  • How would each side (Patriots and British/Loyalists) feel about it?
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