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American Revolution

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Title:

American Revolution

URL:

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College Career & Civic Life
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

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.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 5
United States Studies: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
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.

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States Studies: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Determine the 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.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • cause
  • effect
  • revolution
  • intolerable
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The effects of the French and Indian War.
  • The Stamp Act enraged the citizens of the colonies and was the origin of the phrase "No Taxation with Representation".
  • The Intolerable Acts were enacted to punish the Boston colonists for the Boston Tea Party.
  • The Boston Massacre was a result of conflict between the British soldiers and angry colonists.
  • The Boston Tea Party was the colonists' response to taxes on tea.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Explain why colonies were engaged in the French and Indian War.
  • Describe and evaluate how colonists reacted to the Stamp Act.
  • Describe the effects of the Intolerable Acts.
  • Describe the Boston Massacre and analyze colonists response to the Boston Massacre.
  • Describe the Boston Tea Party and examine the effects of this event.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • The causes and effects of events that lead to the American Revolution.
Alabama Archives Resources:
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Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.5.7a- Define revolution; recognize causes and events that led to the American Revolution including the Stamp Act and Boston Tea Party.


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 7
Geography
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

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: Geography
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Analyze and describe the ways geographic features and environmental issues have influenced historical events.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • geographic features
  • physical environments
  • environmental issues
  • revitalization
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The ways geographic feature can effect historical events.
  • The ways environmental issues can effect historical events.
  • Geographic features: fall line, Cumberland Gap, desert southwest, global and local landscape patterns, climate and weather conditions (local to global), central business district/downtown.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Read and interpret physical geography maps related to historical events.
  • Trace the progression of a historical event or era on a map.
  • Analyze changing realities of natural resources.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Historical events are influenced by geographic features and environmental issues.
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