Lesson 2.1 Context to Revolution

Lesson Goals

  • SS.8.4A Analyze causes of the American Revolution, including mercantilism, lack of representation in Parliament, and British economic policies following the French and Indian War.

  • 8.29D Identify points of view from the historical context surrounding an event and the frame of reference which influenced the participants.

ISTE Standards

  • 7b Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

 

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  1. What is mercantilism? 

  2. Explain the Navigation Acts. Be able to provide specific examples.

  3. What is salutary neglect?

Unit 2  Lesson 1  Step 1

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Copy: Unit 2: Revolution Notes

Copy: Data Tracker III

Access: Mercantilism Cartoon & Article from Apprend.io

AccessThe Navigation Acts from Khan Academy

AccessSection 09 - Road to Revolution (pgs. 119-121)

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Rubric: Step Question Discussion Rubric

 
  1. Summarize the details of the French & Indian War.

  2. Explain George Washington's experience in the war.

  3. How does this war lead to the end of salutary neglect and why is that important?

Unit 2  Lesson 1  Step 2

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AccessLesson summary: Seven Years' War from Khan Academy

AccessSection 09 - Road to Revolution (pgs. 119-121)

Prepare!: After completing the activities in this step you should have taken some notes. Review your notes and practice discussing the Step Questions with a partner or group so that you are ready for the graded discussion with me. Click on the rubric below to see how Step Question Discussions are graded.

Rubric: Step Question Discussion Rubric

 

Summarize how mercantilism, salutary neglect, and the French & Indian War provided the context for the start of the "road to revolution."

Lesson  Debrief

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Prepare!: In preparation for your graded debrief discussion, please complete the debrief summary writing in your Unit Notes. Then, practice discussing the question with a partner or group. You are allowed to reference your notes during the discussion.​

 

RubricLesson Debrief Rubric

 

Lesson Resources

Books

 

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis

Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American by Joseph J. Ellis

1776 by David McCullough

Maps

 

Triangular Trade Routes from Adventure Tales of America

British Empire, 1763