2011 Model Curriculum: PK-12 Social Studies Grade Eight
Content Statements:
1. Primary and secondary sources are used to examine events frommultiple perspectives and to present and defend a position.
5.The ideas of the Enlightenment and dissasatisfaction with colonial rule led English colonists to write the Decalaration of Indepedence and launch the American Revolution.
6.The outcome of the American Revolution was national Independence and new political, social, and economic relationships for the American people.
Lesson Objectives:
1.Students will learn about the causes of the American Revolution.2. Students will take the position of an American Patriot or King George III and report on the event/Cause of the American Revolution by radio broadcast via podcast, televised broadcast via flipcam, or newspaper report via publisher.3. Students will present to the class their news reports.
Introduction Time required:
2-3 class periods
Intro Lesson Resources:
external image vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation.png Road to Revolution.pptx
external image vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document.png Road to Revolution Handout.docx
Project Time Required:
4-5 Class Periods
Lesson Resources:
external image pdf.png CausesPacket.pdf
external image pdf.png TakingSidesIntro.pdf
external image pdf.png ReportingCauses.Directions.pdf
external image empty.png american revolution.pub