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Toward Independence: The American Revolution   Tags: 8th grade, american revolution, history, social studies  

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Students will work in groups assigned by the teacher.


Each group must do all three chapters of the textbook (History Alive! 5, 6, 7).
Divide the chapters up, each person taking an equal number of sections.  

Create a document in Drive and indicating who is doing what section, share it with Ms B!

The group leader is responsible for making sure everyone knows what section they must cover. 

Each person is responsible for completing their share of the work.

As a group decide on section(s) that you would like to teach one lesson on. It should be a section that is very significant, important in understanding why the colonists decided to fight for independence.

Outline for Creating A Lesson Plan

Use the following outline to help you create and teach a lesson, based on a section of the text, from TCI: History Alive! Chapters 5 through 7.
(It should be something that really interested your group!)

  • DO NOW!

    What will you ask students to do to get them ready for your lesson?
  • AIMS:

    What do you want the students to learn from this lesson?

    What will the students be able to do as a result of this lesson?

    What 8th grade standards are addressed in your lesson?

    What are the activities you will do today, as part of teaching the lesson, and in what order?

    1.  DO NOW
  • Homework:

    What should the students do to help reinforce what you’ve taught today.


British Library: The American Revolution from 1763 - 1787

Museum of the American Revolution: (Interactive) Timeline - uses images of primary sources (objects & documents) to represent events and provides brief explanations

PBS: Liberty! Timeline of the Revolution - 1760 - 1790

US Timeline of the Revolutionary War


Database Research



Mr. Donn: Road to Revolution for Kids

Mr. Nussbaum: Amerian Revolution for Kids - includes activities

PBS: Liberty! Chronicles of the Revolution  -  newspaper chronicles    

Teaching American History: The American Revolution  - series of interactive lessons


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