U.S. History Unit 4: The American Revolution

Learning Goal: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution and the founding principles of our nation.

Scale:

      4  Students will be able to analyze the key people, terms, and events of the American Revolution.
      3  Students will be able to compare and contrast the key people, terms, and events in the American Revolution.
      2  Students will be able to describe/summarize the relationship between key people, terms, and events in the American Revolution.
      1  Students will be able to recognize/define key people, terms, and events in the American Revolution.

 

Assignments:

  1. 64-65…Trouble on the Frontier
  2. 67-68…Colonists Resist Tighter Control
  3. 70-71…From Protest to Rebellion
  4. 73-74…The War Begins
  5. 78-79…A Nation Declares Independence
  6. 81-82…A Critical Time
  7. 84-85…The War Widens
  8. 87-88…Winning Independence

Key Terms:

Key Terms: Know it? Check it off!

  • Albany Plan of Union
  • Liberty Tree
  • Quartering Act
  • Committee of Correspondence
  • Writs of Assistance
  • resolution
  • effigy
  • boycott
  • nonimportation
  • repeal
  • propaganda
  • militia
  • minutemen
  • petition
  • preamble
  • alliance
  • cede
  • duty
  • monopoly
  • quartering
  • grievance
  • apprentice
  • neutral
  • mercenary
  • recruit
  • desert
  • inflation
  • blockade
  • privateer
  • guerrilla warfare
  • ratify
  • ambush
  • enlist
  • civilian
  • cavalry
  • mercenary
  • revenue
  • resolution
  • blockade
  • George Washington
  • Swamp Fox
  • Nathan Hale
  • John Paul Jones
  • George Rogers Clark
  • Marquis de Lafayette
  • Friedrich von Steuben
  • John Adams
  • Samuel Adams
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • King George III
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Loyalist
  • Patriot
  • Valley Forge
  • Hessians

Additional Resources:

Animated Atlas: “Growth of a Nation” http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie2.html

Early Native Americans and US History Interactive Map:

http://www.learner.org/interactives/historymap/indians.html

CNN Student News http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/

Treaty of Paris Background Information: http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=1857

PBS – “Liberty!” – American Revolution Website http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/index.html

Declaration of Independence Website: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration.html

Gilder Lehman Institute of American History

https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/american-revolution-1763-1783

“Too Late to Apologize” – Declaration of Independence Music Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZfRaWAtBVg

The Natives and the English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTYOQ05oDOI 11:27

The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p47tZLJbdag 11:38

The Seven Years War and the Great Awakening http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vKGU3aEGss 10:40

Taxes & Smuggling – Prelude to Revolution http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eytc9ZaNWyc 12:20