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ALEX Lesson Plans  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: No Taxation Without Representation
Description:

This lesson will help students determine the causes and events leading to the American Revolutionary War.  Students will participate in a whole class "game" to understand taxes and the phrase "taxation without representation".  Then students will illustrate their views of the causes of the Revolutionary War using comic strips.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

[SS2010] USS5 (5) 8 :
8 ) Identify major events of the American Revolution, including the battles of Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, and Yorktown.

•  Describing principles contained in the Declaration of Independence
•  Explaining contributions of Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, George Washington, Haym Solomon, and supporters from other countries to the American Revolution
•  Explaining contributions of ordinary citizens, including African Americans and women, to the American Revolution
•  Describing efforts to mobilize support for the American Revolution by the Minutemen, Committees of Correspondence, First Continental Congress, Sons of Liberty, boycotts, and the Second Continental Congress
•  Locating on a map major battle sites of the American Revolution, including the battles of Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, and Yorktown
•  Recognizing reasons for colonial victory in the American Revolution
•  Explaining the effect of the Treaty of Paris of 1783 on the development of the United States
[DLIT] (5) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[DLIT] (5) 23 :
17) Publish organized information in different ways to make it more useful or relevant.

Examples: Infographic, student created website.

[DLIT] (5) 25 :
19) Conduct advanced keyword searches to produce valid, appropriate results and evaluate results for accuracy, relevance, and appropriateness.

Examples: Search techniques, check for credibility and validity.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5), or Social Studies (5)
Title: Technology Timeline! Major Events and Battles of the American Revolution
Description:

The students will be able to identify certain major events and battle of the American Revolutionary War. Creativity and collaboration are included when making timelines. The students should understand that events happen in chronological order and they can be represented using a timeline.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (5) 23 :
17) Publish organized information in different ways to make it more useful or relevant.

Examples: Infographic, student created website.

[DLIT] (5) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5), or Social Studies (5)
Title: A Step Into the Boston Massacre
Description:

In this lesson, the students will learn about the Boston Massacre and how this event led to the American Revolution. The students will understand that when governments are unjust, sometimes people revolt. The students will compare and contrast the two sides of the American colonists in the 1770’s, “Colonists Should Fight the British for Independence” versus “Colonists Should Not Fight the British for Independence.” In addition, the students will create a web video on one event that led to the American Revolution. This lesson is designed to integrate technology, such as WeVideo, with social studies.




ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

[ARTS] MED (5) 11 :
11) Identify, describe, and differentiate how message and meaning are created by components in media arts productions.

Example: Change musical underscoring to affect the message.

Subject: Social Studies (5), Arts Education (5)
Title: A Breakup Declaration to the King of England
Description:

This learning activity should be used at the end of a lesson or unit on the events and issues leading up to the Revolutionary War. The students will watch the satirical video depicting famous colonists issuing a declaration to King George III. The students will discuss the meaning of the video and identify the key players that are depicted in it. 

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Mounting Tension
Description:

In this learning activity, students will use Padlet as a fun way to collaborate facts about events leading to the American Revolution.  Padlet will allow the students to discuss in greater depth the events leading up to the American Revolution. 




   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (3) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (3) 19 :
13) Communicate key ideas and details collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains, using digital tools.

Example: Create a digital presentation to persuade school administrators to allow additional time for lunch.

[DLIT] (4) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (4) 18 :
12) Use basic features of digital tools to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs and/or persuades.

[DLIT] (4) 19 :
13) Synthesize complex information from multiple sources in different ways to make it more useful and/or relevant.

[DLIT] (5) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (6) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3 - 6), Social Studies (5)
Title: Introducing the American Revolution
Description:

This tool allows students to combine speaking with pictures to share information about a topic with the teacher and the class. It combines the use of visual and audible learning, as well as collaboration with peers.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: A Blast from the Past with Time Lining
Description:

In this learning activity, students use an interactive timeline to create a graphical representation of an events leading to the American Revolution by displaying items sequentially along a line.  Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and this tool allows students to create a label with short or long descriptive text.  Students may also add an image for each label to make their timeline more visually appealing. 




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

[DLIT] (5) 1 :
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

[DLIT] (5) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[DLIT] (5) 22 :
16) Use advanced features of digital tools and media-rich resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.

[DLIT] (5) 23 :
17) Publish organized information in different ways to make it more useful or relevant.

Examples: Infographic, student created website.

Subject: Social Studies (5), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5)
Title: Create Comic Relief about Revolutionary War Heroes
Description:

ToonDoo is a digital comic creator that allows you to add backgrounds, characters, props and speech bubbles. You can tell a story through pictures.




ALEX Learning Activities: 5

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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: John Adams: Boston Massacre
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiCEyuIuwAU
Description:

John Adams defends a group of hated British soldiers at their trials following the Boston Massacre. He contends that the soldiers were acting in self-defense and that they should be judged based only on facts and evidence.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Tea Party - Schoolhouse Rock! - No More Kings
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-9pDZMRCpQ
Description:

A great, kid-friendly overview of how and why the American colonies were formed and why the colonists revolted against the British.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Liberty's Kids 103 - United We Stand
URL: https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/oAbMPt1vXpU?autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3&loop=1&modestbranding=1&playlist=oAbMPt1vXpU
Description:

 James confronts John Adams about his defending British troops at the Boston Massacre. This illustrates the changing of loyalties that many had during the time of the British Colonies in America.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Tea Party - Schoolhouse Rock - No More Kings
URL: https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/t-9pDZMRCpQ?autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3&loop=1&modestbranding=1&playlist=t-9pDZMRCpQ
Description:

A great, kid-friendly overview of how and why the American colonies were formed and why the colonists revolted against the British.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: The Story Behind the Boston Tea Party
URL: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-story-behind-the-boston-tea-party-ben-labaree
Description:

This classroom resource from TED-Ed includes an animated video illustrating the story behind the Boston Tea Party. A six-question quiz follows the video to get students thinking about information from the video. Additional resources are included such as primary sources, allowing students to "dig deeper" into the topic. Finally, the resource includes a guided discussion question. The entire resource can be used to introduce the Boston Tea Party or as a supplement during a unit on the Boston Tea Party. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

[SS2010] GEOG (7) 12 :
12 ) Explain ways geographic features and environmental issues have influenced historical events.

Examples: geographic features—fall line, Cumberland Gap, Westward Expansion in the United States, weather conditions at Valley Forge and the outcome of the American Revolution, role of ocean currents and winds during exploration by Christopher Columbus

environmental issues—boundary disputes, ownership of ocean resources, revitalization of downtown areas

Subject: Social Studies (5 - 7)
Title: American Revolution
URL: http://www.c3teachers.org/inquiries/american-revolution/
Description:

In this activity, students investigate the factors that may have contributed to the American Revolution. Students consider social, economic, and geographical factors. Click on the Download PDF or DOC button to access additional resources.



ALEX Classroom Resources: 6

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