The American Revolution was a very personal war. Today when we think of wars or see battles on the news it is things that are happening from very far off. Planes are dropping bombs and troops are in tanks. Americans fought the Revolutionary War in hand-to-hand combat with bayonets, swords, axes and spears. Why did our people fight in such a way? It was to win our freedom. We are very fortunate individuals to live in a land of freedom. If you have ever wondered when this freedom began we are about to take a personal and humanistic look at some of the major aspects of the American Revolutionary War.
This unit plan is focused on main events and important individuals that helped make our country what it is today. Most of the lesson plan’s time eras fall between the years of 1764-1781. We will explore everything from George Washington’s life to what it was like to be a colonist. This unit plan is not all-inclusive. It gives ideas for teaching the Revolutionary war with a lot of role-playing and interaction. There are many more topics that can be touched on and added to this unit. Cheers and Enjoy!
Table of Contents
I. Brief Overview of American Revolution Unit Plan
II. Unit Plan Overview
III. Lesson Plans:
IV. Activity Plans and Forms
V. Annotation of Revolutionary Maps
VI. Annotation of Images
VIII. Annotations of Revolutionary War Artifacts
IX. Told Story Outlines-Paul Revere and The Boston Tea Party
X. Annotations of Children’s Literature