ALEX Learning Activity

Trading Cards of the American Revolution

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: Erin Heck
System:Tuscaloosa City
School:Tuscaloosa City Board Of Education
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1534
Title:
Trading Cards of the American Revolution
Digital Tool/Resource:
Rookies (Baseball Card Making App)
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

In this learning activity, students will choose a key revolutionary leader from the American Revolution, research that leader, and using the Rookies app, will create an authentic-looking trading card of that person including his contributions to the American Revolution.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 10
United States History I: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
3 ) Trace the chronology of events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, passage of the Stamp Act, the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, passage of the Intolerable Acts, the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the publication of Common Sense, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. [A.1.a., A.1.b., A.1.d., A.1.g., A.1.i.]

•  Explaining the role of key revolutionary leaders, including George Washington; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; Patrick Henry; Samuel Adams; Paul Revere; Crispus Attucks; and Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
•  Explaining the significance of revolutionary battles, including Bunker Hill, Trenton, Saratoga, and Yorktown
•  Summarizing major ideas of the Declaration of Independence, including the theories of John Locke, Charles de Montesquieu, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau
•  Comparing perspectives of differing groups in society and their roles in the American Revolution, including men, women, white settlers, free and enslaved African Americans, and American Indians
•  Describing how provisions of the Treaty of Paris of 1783 affected relations of the United States with European nations and American Indians

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.10.3- Recognize the importance of major events leading up to the American Revolution including the French and Indian War, passage of the Stamp Act, the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, passage of the Intolerable Acts, the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the publication of Common Sense, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
SS.AAS.10.3a - List the major provisions of the Treaty of Paris 1783.
SS.AAS.10.3b - Compare the First and Second Continental Congresses.


Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to explain the role of key revolutionary leaders during the American Revolution.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
During/Explore/Explain, After/Explain/Elaborate
Activity:

1. Students will select their historical figure.

2. Students will research the life of a historical figure in the American Revolution including birth/death dates, important facts about his/her life, and how he/she was involved in the American Revolution. 

3. After researching their selected person, students will locate a photo of their historical figure. 

4. With the photo and information, students will design a trading card. The front of the trading card will have the person's name and photo of the person. The back of the trading card will have birth/death dates, important facts about his/her life, and how he/she was involved in the American Revolution. 

5. Once the trading card is completed (front and back), students will use the app Rookies (on their iPhones or iPads) to create a professional-looking trading card. 

6. Then, students will present their trading cards to the class, and then have a time where all of the students could trade cards for others. 

Assessment Strategies:

The Rookies Trading Card will be the students' assessment.


Advanced Preparation:

Students will need a device (smartphone or Ipad) with the app downloaded to be able to access the Rookies app.

Variation Tips (optional):

Students could draw the person's photo instead of finding it online or use a blank Trading Card Template.

Notes or Recommendations (optional):
 
  Keywords and Search Tags  
Keywords and Search Tags: American Revolution, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson