Lesson 2.3 Road to Revolution II

Lesson Goals

  • SS.8.4B Explain the roles played by significant individuals during the American Revolution, including John Adams, Wentworth Cheswell, Mercy Otis Warren, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine.

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

  • SS.8.4C Explain the issues surrounding important events of the American Revolution, including declaring independence, writing the Articles of Confederation, and fighting the battles of Lexington & Concord.

  • 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

  • 6b Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

 

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  1. Create a diagram that organizes and explains Committees of Correspondence, the First Continental Congress, the Second Continental Congress, the Olive Branch Petition, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation.

Unit 2  Lesson 3  Step 1

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AccessAmerican History: From Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium 

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Rubric: Step Question Discussion Rubric

 
  1. Identify and explain the contribution of Mercy Otis Warren

  2. Identify and explain the contributions of Thomas Paine.

  3. Do some research on Mercy Otis Warren, find one of her writings, and write a newspaper article in the form of a critic's review.

Unit 2  Lesson 3  Step 2

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ReadConscience of the Revolution: The Story of Mercy Otis Warren

 

 

Read:  Bill of Rights Institute articles

Complete2.3.2 Venn Diagram (Global Edit)  comparing Mercy Otis Warren and Thomas Paine. Link the document to your Unit 2 Notes in Section 2.3.2

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Rubric: Step Question Discussion Rubric

  1. Explain the issues surrounding the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

  2. What is a grievance?

  3. Be able to discuss the declaration and specific examples of the grievances listed.

Unit 2  Lesson 3  Step 3

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Complete: 2.3.3 Declaration of Independence Rephrased in Google Classroom 

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  1. Define and explain the Articles of Confederation.

  2. How does the Articles of Confederation government reflect the concerns outlined in the Declaration of Independence?

Unit 2 Lesson 3  Step 4

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Complete2.3.4 Articles of Confederation EdPuzzle. As you watch the video take notes because we will discuss the video in depth.

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Rubric: Step Question Discussion Rubric

 

Explain and argue against the Declaration of Independence from King George's perspective. Your audience is a 6th grader with a limited knowledge of the American Revolution.

Lesson  Debrief

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RubricLesson Debrief Rubric

 

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