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Point of View of the American Revolution

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Author: Lacey Norton
System:Florence City
School:Florence City Board Of Education
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 932
Title:
Point of View of the American Revolution
Digital Tool/Resource:
Edmodo
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

Students will use Edmodo to post their opinions on the American Revolution, such as what the significant causes of the American Revolution were and how the American Revolution could have been avoided. Students will describe the events that led to the American Revolution on Edmodo.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 5
United States Studies: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
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
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States Studies: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Identify, describe, and evaluate major events of the American Revolution, including battles, as well as economic, political, and social actions and events.
  • Describe principles contained in the Declaration of Independence.
  • List, describe and evaluate contributions of major American and foreign supporters, ordinary citizens, and influential groups on the American Revolution.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • identify
  • evaluate
  • contributions
  • principles
  • mobilize
  • Committees of Correspondence
  • Liberty
  • boycott
  • Continental Congress
  • ordinary citizens
  • American Revolution
  • declaration
  • financier
  • popular sovereignty
  • limited government
  • bicameral
  • unicameral
  • Great Compromise
  • Annapolis Convention
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The major events of the American Revolution as it relates to the battles and other events.
  • The principles contained in the Declaration of Independence.
  • The contributions of significant people and supporters of the American Revolution.
  • The contributions of African Americans, women, merchants and farmers.
  • The efforts used to gain support for the American Revolution by the Minutemen, Committees of Correspondence, First Continental Congress, Sons of Liberty, boycotts, and the Second Continental Congress.
  • The location on a map of major battles during the American Revolution.
  • The reasons for colonial victory in the American Revolution.
  • The effect of the Treaty of Paris of 1783 on the development of the United States.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Identify, describe, and evaluate events, individuals, and groups important in historic events.
  • Examine and interpret historic documents. Compare and contrast the contributions of significant people and events.
  • Identify the contribution ordinary people such as Haym Solomon.
  • Describe the contributions of Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, George Washington, and supporters from other countries to the American Revolution.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Through the events of the American Revolution and the contributions of many people, the United States gained independence from Great Britain.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.5.8- Identify why the people in the American colonies separated and declared independence from Great Britain and eventually became the United States; recognize at least one important factor contributing to American independence including key battles, influential leaders, and the efforts of ordinary men and women including the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown, George Washington, and the Minutemen.


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.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • use advanced features of digital tools and media
  • rich resources .
  • communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • key ideas
  • informs
  • persuades
  • entertains
  • media-rich
  • communicate
  • digital tools
  • collaborate
  • online environment
  • tutorial
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to use advanced features of digital tools to inform, persuade, and/or entertain.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • design communications using advanced features of various digital tools to informs, persuades, and/or entertains.
  • locate and follow directions or tutorials for working with digital tools.
  • use media-rich features such as audio and/or video.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • many digital tools are available to communicate key ideas and details.
  • directions or tutorials can be located online to assist with creation.
  • there are multiple ways to communicate the same information.
Learning Objectives:

Students should be able to use Edmodo as a forum to share their opinions of what caused the American Revolution.  Students should be able to identify major events that caused the American Revolution and post a description of each event onto Edmodo.

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

Have students pretend that they are a person living in America during the American Revolution and create a journal entry of how that person feels during that time and display it in Edmodo.

Assessment Strategies:

Students will be assessed by whether they clearly explained the American Revolution on Edmodo. The teacher will ask students to share what they posted on Edmodo.


Advanced Preparation:

The teacher needs to review what events caused the American Revolution and how different people living in America felt during that time period.  The teacher needs to create an Edmodo account and add the class.

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