ALEX Learning Activity

Create Comic Relief about Revolutionary War Heroes

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Kelly Watkins
System:Attalla City
School:Attalla Elementary School
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 135
Create Comic Relief about Revolutionary War Heroes
Digital Tool/Resource:
Web Address – URL:

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

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
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.

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.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
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.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
17) Publish organized information in different ways to make it more useful or relevant.

Examples: Infographic, student created website.

Learning Objectives:

Students will identify the contributions of historical figures from the Revolutionary time period.

Students will create a cartoon highlighting the contributions of historical figures during the Revolutionary War.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  

Students will use ToonDoo to create a cartoon that highlights contributions of historical figures during the revolutionary war.

Assessment Strategies:

The cartoons will be the assessment tool. You will check that the content represents the characters historical importance.

Advanced Preparation:

Previous instruction on the historical figures that they will study. Provide articles or web links for research purposes. Make sure students can access ToonDoo.

Variation Tips (optional):

You could use this tool for discussing the events that lead to the Revolutionary War. This tool could be used for other historical time periods.

Notes or Recommendations (optional):

You might want to consider setting up one ToonDoo account and allow your kids access. If students will have their own accounts they can email you a link to the cartoon.

Information and Rubric ideas from ToonDoo

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