Lesson 2.2 Road to Revolution I

Lesson Goals

  • SS.8.4A Analyze causes of the American Revolution, including the Proclamation of 1763, the Intolerable Acts, the Stamp Act, lack of representation in Parliament, and British economic policies following the French and Indian War.

  • SS.8.4B Explain the roles played by significant individuals during the American Revolution, including John Adams, Wentworth Cheswell, Samuel Adams, Crispus Attucks, King George III.
    SS.8.20C Analyze reasons for and the impact of selected examples of civil disobedience in U.S. history such as the Boston Tea Party.

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.

 

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  1. Discuss the Proclamation of 1763 in the context of the road to revolution.

  2. Discuss the Sugar Act in the context of the road to revolution.

  3. Discuss the Stamp Act in the context of the road to revolution. How is this act different?

Unit 2  Lesson 2  Step 1

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ReadPontiac's uprising

ReadThe Sugar Act

ReadSection 09 - Road to Revolution (pgs. 122-124)

Read: The Stamp Act Controversy

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Rubric: Step Question Discussion Rubric

 
  1. Discuss the Quartering Act & Townshend Act in the context of the road to revolution.

  2. Discuss the  Boston Massacre in the context of the road to revolution.

  3. Explain the role and significance of the Committees of Correspondence.

Unit 2  Lesson 2  Step 2

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ReadThe Townshend Acts and the committees of correspondence

ReadThe Boston Massacre

Copy & Complete: Historical Scene Investigation: Boston Massacre

 

ReadCommittees of Correspondence

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Rubric: Step Question Discussion Rubric

  1. Explore the Tea Act from the British government's perspective compared to the colonists' perspective.

  2. Analyze the cause & effect relationship of the Tea Act, Boston Tea Party, and the Intolerable (Coercive) Acts.

  3. Define and explain the term "civil disobedience."

Unit 2  Lesson 2  Step 3

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Read: Khan Academy articles

WatchCivil Disobedience, then copy and complete 2.2.3 Civil Disobedience?

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Rubric: Step Question Discussion Rubric

 
 
  1. Define and explain the First Continental Congress in the context of the road to revolution.

  2. What is the significance of the Battle of Lexington & Concord? Be able to tell the story of the battle from multiple perspectives.

Unit 2  Lesson 2  Step 4

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ReadFirst Continental Congress

Watch: Battles of Lexington and Concord (Animated Map)

ReadConcord Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Rubric: Step Question Discussion Rubric

 

To what extent did economic issues provoke the American Revolution?

Lesson  Debrief

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Prepare!: In preparation for your graded debrief discussion, please complete the ACES writing prompt​ 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

 

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