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1 Grade/Course: 7 th Grade Social Studies Enduring Understandings: 1. Key leaders impact the rise of conflict and change the outcomes of events ᴖ D.3.c,d 2. Economic, political, social, and religious issues can raise conflict between citizens and their government ᴖ A.2.a,b; C.3.a,b Unit: The Revolutionary War Length: 5 weeks 3. Every person of a country is impacted by war. ᴖ D.2.b; B.3.d; D.3.a 4. Citizens have different definitions of loyalty and patriotism. ᴖ D.3.e Essential Questions Critical Knowledge and Needed Skills Resources Assessments How do citizens react to perceived unfair treatment? Why do people rebel against their government? How can one justify the disobedience of laws? How does propaganda influence people? How does foreign aid contribute to the success of a developing nation? How did the ideas of the Enlightenment influence the Declaration of Independence? Critical Knowledge Discuss how the French and British empires competed for control of North America. Discuss colonial resistance to new laws and taxes imposed by the British Government. Evaluate the roles of colonial leaders. Discuss the major events on the Road to Revolution such as the Boston Massacre, Boston Tea party, Lexington and Concord. Describe the role of the First and Second Continental Congress. Discovery Education Teacher Created Learning Materials Binder American Revolution Teacher Created Learning Materials Box: American Revolution Gloucester Township Social Studies Wiki Gloucester Township Grade Level Film List inter96/enlargement.html Formative Suggestions: Quizzes Tests Homework Map Study Graphic Organizers Journal Writes Socratic Dialogue Debates Short Research Report Summative Suggestions: Performance Tasks - Organize students into two groups- Loyalists and Patriots. Have students research to support why Americans should or should not seek independence. Then, hold an in-class

2 Was independence the only option for the colonies? How were the colonies able to defeat the British Army? How were the native and slave populations affected by the Revolutionary War? Evaluate the Declaration of Independence as an enduring symbol of freedom. Compare and contrast the major battles of the Revolutionary War. Explain New Jersey s critical role in the American Revolution. Needed Skills Analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources to make informed decision. Analyze past events and make relevant connections to today. Identify bias and point of view in reporting historical events. Thoughtfully respond to historical content questions. Debate past events and make relevant connections to today. Use computer to gather and organize information and to solve problems. Use content-specific vocabulary in debate between the two groups. Write a series of diary entries that George Washington may have written on the strengths and weaknesses of the Continental Army and the British forces. Benchmark MANDATORY Using The Bostonians in Distress ie12 from Teacher Created Materials American Revolution students will explain the meaning of the picture. What is meant by Boston in a locked cage? Retell the events that have led up to this point. Describe what is seen in the picture that shows the colonies uniting against a common enemy. Modifications may be necessary for specific student populations. Modifications should

3 multiple ways. adhere to NJASK Language Arts Literacy criteria. Note: Students may use unit notes and handouts to guide the writing. Key Terms Curriculum Connections Suggestions French and Indian War, Intolerable Acts, Albany Plan of Union, First Continental Congress, League of the Iroquois, militia, Prime Minister, Minuteman, Battle of Quebec, Loyalist, Treaty of Paris, Patriot, Proclamation of 1763, Second Continental Congress, Revenue, Declaration of Independence, Stamp Act, mercenary, Boycott, loyalist, Sons of Liberty, Valley Forge, Townshend Acts, Battle of Saratoga, Writs of Assistance, Battle of Yorktown, Propaganda, guerrilla warfare, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea party, Lexington and Concord Geography: Locate and label key Revolutionary battles on a map. Mathematics: Review the taxes Britain imposed on the 13 colonies. Create a Taxation time Line showing the British acts. Compile statistics on the major battles of three Revolutionary conflicts. Include the dates on which the battles were fought, the number of soldiers who fought in each battle, the number of soldiers killed, and how long the battle lasted. LAL: Read, analyze, and discuss poems from the Revolutionary period or poems

4 that commemorate the American Revolution. (ex. Selected poems of Phillis Wheatley, female slave who was published in 1773, or H.W. Longfellow s Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, Shot Heard Round the World, or R.W. Emerson s Concord Hymn. Read excerpts from available novels: Johnny Tremain by E. Forbes, 5 th of March by A. Rinaldi, or April Morning by H. Fast. Science: Research Revolutionary medical treatments and field hospitals. Compare and contrast to modern day United States military medical facilities. Fine and Performing Arts: Create a protest song against the British treatment of the colonies. Students can make up their own melodies or write new words to existing ones. Students can perform their songs. Current Events

5 Video Introduction - A Segment of: The Revolutionary War Series: The Events Leading Up to War Colonists Under British Rule From Colonies to Nation Taxation Without Representation and the Quartering Act The Stamp Act and Declaratory Act, 1765 French and Indian War The French and Indian War: The Proclamation of 1763 The Townshend Acts, Writs of Assistance, and the Boston Massacre, The Boston Massacre The British Assert Control The Boston Tea Party The Intolerable Acts and the First Continental Congress British Reaction to American Action: The Revolutionary War Begins! The Second Continental Congress April 19, 1775: Lexington and Concord (The Outbreak of the Revolutionary War) Revolutionary War: Early Defeats for the Rebels The Battle of Bunker Hill The Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence - A Segment of: TLC Elementary School: We the People: A History : War in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Fighting in New Jersey and Rhode Island Revolutionary War: Washington's Bold Winter Victories in New Jersey Winter of : Encampment at Valley Forge : The Campaign in the Southern States Partisan Leaders and Their Guerilla Fighters Reinvent American Warfare October, 1781: Yorktown, Virginia (The Last Battle of the Revolutionary War) Thomas Paine America's Roots The American Colonies: The Movement Toward Political Independence From Jamestown Colony to the Revolutionary War: The Origins of American Democracy

6 Audio Leading Black Americans: Benjamin Banneker Image Article The Proclamation Line of The Boston Massacre, March 5, "The Boston Tea Party," December 16, Forces of France and U.S. trap English Army. "The surrender of the British at Yorktown." United States of America under the peace of American Revolution Skill Builder American Revolution Writing Prompt Old Glory and You [Expository][ELA,SS][6-8]

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