Lesson 2.4 The War

Lesson Goals

  • SS.8.4B Explain the roles played by significant individuals during the American Revolution, including Wentworth Cheswell, James Armistead, Bernardo de Gálvez, King George III, Haym Salomon, the Marquis de Lafayette, and George Washington.

  • SS.8.4C Explain the issues surrounding important events of the American Revolution, including declaring independence, writing the Articles of Confederation, fighting the battles of Lexington, Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown, enduring the winter at Valley Forge, and signing the Treaty of Paris of 1783.

  • SS.8.10C Analyze the effects of physical and human geographic factors on major historical and contemporary events in the United States.

  • SS.8.29B Analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions.

ISTE Standards

  • 6c Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.

 
 
  1. Be able to tell the story of Lexington & Concord from the British and colonial perspective.

  2. Explain the roles of Paul Revere and Wentworth Cheswell.

  3. Discuss the details and significance of the Battle of Saratoga.

Unit 2  Lesson 4  Step 1

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Watch & Discuss: Animated Maps​

 

 

ReadWentworth Cheswell, the Black Man Who Rode With Revere

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Rubric: Step Question Discussion Rubric

 
  1. Explain the roles played by James Armistead, Bernardo de Gálvez, King George III, Haym Salomon, the Marquis de Lafayette, and George Washington.

  2. Discuss the colonial experience at Valley Forge.

  3. Be able to retell the story of Yorktown using a battle map.

Unit 2  Lesson 4  Step 2

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Watch & DiscussYorktown Animated Map

Discuss: 2.4.2 Bracket Activity

Access2.3 Unit 2 Significant Individuals Global Edit 

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Rubric: Step Question Discussion Rubric

  1. Discuss the terms outlined in the Treaty of Paris 1783.

  2. Be able to explain the treaty using a map. Be specific and use the appropriate geographic terms.

Unit 2  Lesson 4  Step 3

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WatchWho Won the American Revolution?: Crash Course US History #7

ReadSection 10 - American Revolution (page 150)

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Rubric: Step Question Discussion Rubric

 
 

Analyze the political, diplomatic, and military reasons for the United States victory in the Revolutionary War. Confine your answer to the period 1775–1783.

Lesson  Debrief

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RubricLesson Debrief Rubric

 

Lesson Resources

Books

 

1776 by David McCullough

Articles

 

Overview of the American Revolution from U of H Digital History

Wentworth Cheswell, the Black Man Who Rode With Revere from New England Historical Society

Podcasts

 

Doke's Audio Retelling of the American Revolution (Not actually a podcast, but we'll go with it)