American Revolution Unit
Our American Revolution Unit is more than 60+ pages and includes worksheets and notebook pages, a booklet, review cards and new chronology cards.
We started the school year with a unit on the Age of Exploration (see more about this unit here) followed by a study of colonial America (see our 13 Colonies Packet here). Then we moved on the the American Revolution! We actually started with a discussion of the French and Indian War before moving on to the tensions of that period. Here are some of the topics we covered in this unit:
American Revolutionary War Highlights
- The French and Indian War
- Molasses and Sugar Acts
- Pontiac’s Rebellion
- Proclamation of 1763
- Stamp Act
- Sons of Liberty, Notable Men of Boston
- Townshend Acts, the Boston Massacre
- Tea Act, Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts
- First and Second Continental Congress
- Battles of Lexington & Concord, Bunker (Breed’s) Hill
- British & American Advantages and Disadvantages
- Olive Branch Petition, Common Sense, Declaration of Independence
- Washington Crossing the Delaware, Saratoga Campaign, Yorktown
- Articles of Confederation, Peace of Paris, Shay’s Rebellion, Constitutional Convention
French and Indian War
You can’t really understand the American Revolution without understanding the events of the French and Indian War, so we spent a full week studying that again.
We went over the French & Indian War worksheets and also went over the new timeline materials I added to the American Revolution Packet.
Quick note about the notebook pages: Our packets include student fill-in-the-blank notebook pages. These are always followed by a full-text version (which is where the answers can be found). Normally I print out the student fill-in-the-blank pages for my kids and the full-text version for myself. We go over the material together and the kids fill in the missing information.
As we went over this material and discussed what happened, we watched a really great docu-drama about the French and Indian War. You can read more about it at this post: American Revolution videos and resources.
From there we went on to discuss many of the well-known events of the American Revolutionary period.
I recently added Chronology Cards. We used them to review the various acts and events of this period and to talk about how one event led to another.
I also added new worksheets and note-taking materials. My kids took notes in the new American Revolution booklet. We printed the pages 1-sided, folded the pages in half and bound them along the left side.
If you have older students, they can use these pages to take their own notes as they read through and study this period.
American Revolution QR Code Cards: When the kids were younger, I also made a set of review cards with QR Code reader scans so they can check their answers. If you are in a classroom setting, you could glue the answer to the back of the cards and laminate them for durability. There are 4 pages of American Revolution Question Cards and 4 pages with the QR codes (though I only put 2 pages in the collage below).
Our family chose just to print them out on cardstock, punch holes in the corner and put them on a key ring. The answers to these questions are covered in the previous worksheets (and in the QR codes).
When the kids were younger, we read Johnny Tremain in conjunction with this unit study. I made an interactive notebook page for the great men of Boston… Men who feature prominently in that book.
We used this as a lapbook page. We cut out the page below, folded it along the dotted line, and made cuts between each of the names/photos. Kids can either write in their own description under the flap, or use the information provided to glue within the flap-book.
American Revolution Play
When we did this unit a number of years ago, I wrote a play for the to act out the kids for Dad and for friends. (Yup, I wrote a play for the kids with 9 Acts highlighting what we learned!) The play is 10 pages long. It was been SUPER fun. The kids were pumped and excited. Talk about getting the kids engaged!! They are really into Sam Adams, James Otis, John Hancock… and boo-hiss… the Tory Elisha Leavitt!!
This play is also included with your purchase. It can be performed by as few as 3 people or as many as 12-15 taking different parts. Read more about it here: American Revolution Play
American Revolution Chronology Cards
As I mentioned above, we used the chronology cards throughout the unit to review the various key events and battles of the French & Indian War and American Revolution.
American Revolution Unit
The American Revolution Packet packet is $7.99
American Revolution Packet
PLUS Bonus Material: the American Revolution Play
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$0.00 Types of Governments & Societies; Current World Leaders Packet (Worksheets on current world leaders, Types of Governments… ie oligarchy, theocracy, dictatorship, monarchy, and democracy plus Types of Societies… ie. communism, socialism, capitalism, fascism.) Visit Post or View Image
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