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American Revolution

Stacy Alejos

San Antonio, Tx

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Unit Title:   American Revolution                            

Subject: U.S History                                     Grade Level:  8__     

TEKS Objective(s): (4)  History. The student understands significant political and economic issues of the revolutionary era. The student is expected to:


(A)  analyze causes of the American Revolution, including the Proclamation of 1763, the Intolerable Acts, the Stamp Act, mercantilism, lack of representation in Parliament, and British economic policies following the French and Indian War;



                     TOTAL Unit Points: 100 points

Section I: C Layer                        Maximum 65 points

1. Read Chapter 21 Sections 3 & 4 and take notes.                                                     15 pts

2. Listen to lecture and take notes daily                                                                         5 pts

3. Create a timeline of events: Boston Tea Party, Intolerable Acts, Declaratory Act, Boston Massacre, Stamp Act, First Continental Congress, Sugar Act, Quartering Act. (Use of illustrations is encouraged)                                                                              15 pts

3. Listen to notes on Podcast and respond to questions                                                 5 pts

4.Watch video "American Revolution" Part 1 and learn 5 things from the video         5 pts

5. Make vocabulary flash cards (see word list)                                                              5pts

6.Complete “The Causes of the American Revolution Worksheet #1” worksheet      10 pts

7. Read a chapter from John Micklos’s book “An Overview of the American Revolution” and summarize it                                                                                                            5 pts

8. Make a poster or multi-media presentation that gives examples of the Northern or Southern colonies before the British came.                                                                 15 pts

9. Complete two of the assigned worksheets                                                               10 pts

10. Make a timeline of events leading to the American Revolution including at least 3 visuals                                                                                                                           10 pts

11. Listen to cd and then compare and contrast 2 pre-Revolutionary songs                10 pts

11. Complete the Chapter 21 Assessment on page 536-537. Do the Key Terms,   Reviewing Facts, and Geography in History sections                        15 pts

12. Watch the video “Johnny Tremain” scene of the Boston Tea Party. Write down 5 facts

                                                                                                                                     10 pts

13. Create a flip booklet. In the booklet include each region where battles took place and write about the effects each had.                                                                                  15 pts


Section II: B Layer                  Choose only one            15 points

1. Create a newspaper article describing Europeans taking over the North American Colonies. This must be a minimum of 5 paragraphs and it should describe what happened, include the key players.

2. Imagine you are patriot living in the year 1773, write a letter to a relative in England describing your life in the colonies and why you support the Boston Tea Party.

3. Research one of the battles of the American Revolution and then create a diorama of the battle. Be sure to include the historical facts about the battle in your diorama

4. Checkout and read the book “The American Revolution: 12 Things to Know” and write a book report describing the main characters or ideas.

5. Create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting New England colonies and Southern Colonies

6. Create a collage of pictures cut from the newspaper or a magazine. Your collage should represent items that would have had a tariff implemented on them during the Townshend Act. On the back, write a paragraph to explain how the Townshend Act affected the colonists and what was the result.



Section III: A Layer               Choose only one         20 points                                        

1. What methods of propaganda used in pre-Revolutionary times do you think were the most effective for turning the colonists toward revolution?

2. You are an opponent of the Articles of Confederation. Write an editorial to your local newspaper critiquing the Articles of Confederation and offer an alternative solution to the problems facing the United States.

3. You and a partner of your choosing will be either a Patriot or Loyalist and debate your actions taken. For example: (Boston Tea Party, Boston Massacre, Committees of Correspondence, Revolution) or (Intolerable Acts, Stamp Act, Quartering Act)




  36-56 = D         56-70= C         70-86 = B         86-100= A

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