Q2W6: December 14-18

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #15
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

Students will evaluate how much change occurred due to the American Revolution.

Classroom Activities

Day 1: 


Kahoot Review

How Revolutionary was the American Revolution? DBQ/ADI Activity


Do the review Kahoot on the Revolutionary War and Early Government – either with the class or separately. 

URL for independent Kahoot: https://kahoot.it/challenge/05726344?challenge-id=33287bbe-0baa-45d9-81ca-22d25f20337a_1607969891855

Go over the 10 Documents and answer “How Revolutionary was the American Revolution?”

How Revolutionary Was the American Revolution DBQ

Post your answer/response on Canvas. 

Make sure to include at least 2 citations/pieces of evidence from the text in support of your answer. You may either make an original post or respond to another’s. 

Day 2:

Revolutionary War and Early Government Test

Day 3:

Make-up Day/Test Retakes

Assignments for the quarter below.


Assignments Due

“How Revolutionary was the American Revolution” whiteboard/Canvas discussion

Additional Resources

Rev War and Gov Study Guide


(Q1W8) French and Indian War Paragraph

Write a paragraph in which you discuss the primary reasons why the French and Indian war changed the relationship between the British and the colonists. Make sure to use the graphic organizer we completed during class.
(4pts) Identify the primary reasons that changed the relationship between Britain and the Colonies
(4pts) Explains HOW those reasons change their relationship
(2pts) Includes at least 1 vocabulary word

(Q1W9) Revolution Choice Board:Revolution Choice Board

Choose 1 from the 1st Row

(Q2W2) Declaration of Independence Paragraph

In a paragraph answer: Why was the Declaration of Independence written?
Have a thesis (claim)
At least 3 pieces of supporting evidence

(Q2W3) Road to Revolution Test (remediation) Socrative Room name Wilson1066

(Q2W4) 30 Second News Report

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


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

(Q2W5) Articles of Confederation Paragraph

Why did the United States need a stronger national government in the 1780’s? How should it be made stronger?

At least 3 weaknesses of the Articles (60%)
How they led to problems (20%)
At least 2 ways the government could be fixed(20%)

(Q2W6) Ratify the Constitution?

Write a skit in which Federalists and Anti-Federalists debate whether or not the Constitution should be ratified.
At least 5 reasons why a given side is right
2 per skit (A federalist and anti-federalist)
Write an essay or write a political cartoon in which you support or attack the ratification of the new constitution.
Include at least 4 arguments about why your side is right.
Include at least 1 argument from the other side (like a counter claim, or if a cartoon maybe by making fun of it?)