- Colonial Map – This will show the students where certain events and battles took place. The students will help update the map on a daily basis using stickers naming the event or battle and place them on the map.
- Timeline – A blank timeline will be placed in the front of the class and will be updated daily with the topics discussed. The students will write in events and battles by themselves.
- An end of unit trivia game will help students review for quiz in a fun and competitive way. The prizes for the winning team can be as simple as penny candy to extra recess time.
The questions for the quiz are:
Who is it?
- I became the first President of the United States – George Washington
- I wrote the Declaration of Independence – Thomas Jefferson
- I sewed the first official American Flag – Betsy Ross
- I helped train the militia at Valley Forge – Baron von Steuben
- I came from France to assist in the Revolution and was appointed major general if the Continental Army – Marquis de Lafayette
- I wrote a publication called “Common Sense” – Thomas Paine
- I said “I regret I have but one life to give for my country” – Nathan Hale
- I am a famous traitor – Benedict Arnold
- I surrendered to General Washington at Yorktown – Cornwallis
- I am the king of England during the Revolution – George III
- I said “give me liberty or give me death” – Patrick Henry
- I said “ have not yet begun to fight” – John Paul Jones
- I travel to France to plead America’s case to the French – Ben Franklin
- I am commander of the British forces at the beginning of the war – Howe
- I am appointed by Congress in 1779 to negotiate peace with England – John Adams
- I am the king of France during the Revolution – Louis XVI
Where did it happen?
- Tea was thrown into the harbor by “Indians” – Boston
- General Cornwallis surrendered – Yorktown
- The “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired – Lexington
- Home of the Continental Congress – Philadelphia
- The worst defeat by the colonists during the war – Charleston
- Desertion, low supplies and bad weather cause the loss of 3000 colonial troops here – Valley Forge
- Peace talks between England and United States take place – Paris
- The final ballet of the Revolutionary War – Shawnee Indian village in the Ohio territory
- Taxed all legal documents, deeds, newspapers, pamphlets, playing cards and dice – Stamp Act
- Forced colonists to buy tea only from the Dutch East India Company which included a British tax – Tea Act
- This closed the port of Boston, curtailed the powers of the local assemblies, provided compulsory quartering of troops by colonists – Intolerable Acts or Coercive Acts
- This requires colonists house British troops and supply them with food – Quartering Act
What was it called?
- The document sent to King George signed by several men pledging to each other their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor – Declaration of Independence
- The assembly of delegates which evolved into the Revolutionary government – Continental Congress
- I was ready to fight at a moment’s notice – minute man
- This prohibited any English settlement west of the Appalachian mountains and required those already settled there to return east – Proclamation of 1763
- These questions will also comprise the unit quiz, but in a different format.