Unit III: Creating a Nation
The American Revolution is a result of decades of conflict between the colonist and the English. During this Unit we study the main causes and effects of the American Revolution.
From the French and Indian war leading to a series of new taxes, to the events in Boston that set the stages for war, and the eventual surrender of the British to the Colonials with the help of the French.
This unit focuses on the creation of America and the documents that led us there; Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation (AoC), and eventually the U.S. Constitution.
Be sure to check the Unit III Review and Extra Credit sections!!!
The American Revolution
Unit III: Assignments
Unit III PowerPoint: The same PowerPoint we use in class, useful for students to make up notes from absences or to review prior to quizzes/exams.
Unit III Vocabulary Words - Vocabulary Packet Twenty vocabulary words from Unit III. These key terms focus on the major events, locations, and people during this period of study.
Unit III Vocabulary Poster: A vocabulary poster for the word wall. The word wall will be used for various review games throughout the year.
Unit III Vocabulary Crossword: Students will utilize their knowledge of key terms associated with this unit by completing a vocabulary crossword.
Unit III Timeline: Unit III Timeline will focus on a several major events, some from America and some from around the world. This project is designed to show students how history 'flows' and the cause and effect events have on each other.
Unit III Timeline Poster: Students will select an event from 1700-1800 AD to be put up on the classroom timeline. This event CAN NOT be something we have previously studied in class.
Unit III Early "America" Map Project
Taxes "Tri-Fold": Students will create a tri-fold about a series of taxes levied against the Colonist, and their reactions to these taxes.
Boston Tea Party Newspaper Project: Students will act as investigative reporters and simulate interviews of witnesses of the Boston Tea Party. They will then write a newspaper article about the Boston Tea Party and present it to the class.
Boston Massacre Propaganda: (Homework) Students will draw a propaganda poster, or write a newspaper article about the Boston Massacre (English or Colonist point of view is acceptable) They will include this on their Newspaper project.
Benedict Arnold: (Homework) A reading assignment based on Benedict Arnold, one of the "traitors" during the American Revolution.
The Path to War: Students will create a cause and effect chart about numerous events which lead up to the American Revolution.
Common Sense Primary Source: (Homework) Students will read excerpts from Common Sense, a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine.
What if...: Students will write a 1pg paper theorizing about America, if we lost the American Revolution. How would the world have been different, would there have been a second revolution?
Quiz Review Questions: A series of questions designed to help prepare students for the upcoming quiz.
Flag Project: Students will create a flag for their own country. What do the colors stand for, what type of government does your country use etc...
Battle of Yorktown: (Homework) Students will complete an assignment to gain a more in depth understanding of the 'final' battle of the American Revolution.
Test Review Questions: Students will answer a series of questions to help prepare them for the upcoming Exam.
Unit III Standards Review: A series of questions pulled directly from the 8th Grade History standards, will be counted as a test grade.
Unit III Study Guide: (Extra Credit) A series of terms to be identified/studied that may appear on the exam.
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