The American Revolution lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find a Summary, Timeline, Daily Activities and Lessons, Multiple Choice Quiz Questions and more. The lessons and activities will help students gain an intimate understanding of the American Revolution; while the handouts and quiz questions will help you evaluate how well the students have grasped the material.
Target Grade: 7th-12th (Middle School and High School)
Length of Lesson Plan: Approximately 42 pages. Page count is estimated at 300 words per page. Length will vary depending on format viewed.
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Each lesson plan is downloadable in PDF and Word. The Word file is viewable with any PC or Mac and can be further adjusted if you want to mix questions around, add your own headers for things like "Name," "Period," and "Date." The Word file offers unlimited customizing options so that you can teach in the most efficient manner possible. Once you download the file, it is yours to keep and print for your classroom.
Lesson Plan Calendars
The lesson calendar provides daily suggestions about what to teach. It includes detailed descriptions of when to assign homework, in-class work, fun activities, quizzes, tests and more. Use the entire American Revolution lesson calendar, or supplement it with your own curriculum ideas. Calendars cover one- and two-week units. Determine how long your American Revolution unit will be, then use one of the calendars provided to plan out your entire lesson.
This basic timeline will help students keep track of important events from the American Revolution. It's important that students have a firm understanding of the order in which historical events occurred in order to develop critical thinking skills and understand cause and effect. This timeline is a great hand-out that students can keep in their notes as a reference guide. It's a handy reminder for teachers as well.
This summary provides a brief overview of the American Revolution. It highlights key people, places, and events and details how they are related to one another. The summary explains how important historical events developed and why they are meaningful. It can be used to review what the students have already studied, or prepare them for what they will study. Hand the summary out in class as a study guide, use it to facilitate a class discussion, or give it to students as a review sheet prior to exams. The summary is relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the American Revolution for students and teachers.
Multiple Choice & Short Answer Questions
The short answer and multiple choice questions in this lesson plan will test a student's recall and understanding of the American Revolution. Use these questions for quizzes, homework assignments, or tests. The questions are great for evaluating whether or not your students have read and understand the material. They help with ongoing formative assessment and final evaluations as well.
Short Essay Questions
The Short Essay Questions require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the American Revolution by describing what they've learned, rather than just recalling it. The short essay questions evaluate not only whether students have read the material, but also how well they understand and can apply it.
Use these noteworthy quotes to help make the American Revolution come alive for students. Each quote adds context and meaning to the unit as whole. You (or your students) can talk about the significance of the quote itself along with the importance of the historical figure who said it. Use these quotes to facilitate an in-class discussion or a written assignment.
This section contains a wide variety of daily activities that can be used both in and out of the classroom. Activities include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, visual aids, class participation exercises, and other ways to teach students about the American Revolution. You can combine daily lessons or use the ideas within them to create your own unique curriculum. They offer an array of creative ideas that provide you with a wide variety of options and teaching strategies.
Suggested Books to Read
Integrate your American Revolution lessons with English Lit. lessons by having students read popular, award-winning novels about the historic time and important people associated with it. The suggested books listed in this section are all about the American Revolution and they all have study packs and lesson plans of their own available on BookRags.com. Choose books that are appropriate for the grade level of your students and allow them to immerse themselves in the excitement and the challenges of the American Revolution.
Bring your American Revolution lessons to life by showing clips from popular movies. The suggested movies/films listed in this section are all about the American Revolution. Whether a blockbuster hit, documentary, made for TV movie, or strictly educational production, these titles are all excellent for use in the classroom. Watching full movies - or even just selected clips - can give students a glimpse into the American Revolution and help them imagine what it might have been like to be there.
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