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The Revolutionary war

The Revolutionary war

Activity #1Take a KWL chart from the workstation set up in our classroom. With your partner fill in the K and W part of the KWL chart about the Revolutionary War. Remember the K is for what you already know about the Revolutionary War. The W is for any questions you have about the Revolutionary War. We will fill in the L part at the end of the unit. Activity #2

1. With your partner reread page 26 in your social studies book about the Boston Tea Party. 2. Click on the link above. This is a link of a letter written by John Andrews about the Boston Tea Party. 3. Take a NARA written document form from the workstation.4. Fill out the NARA form for the John Andrews letter. 5. Share your filled out form with your partner.6. Turn your finished form in to the finished work tray on my desk. Letter Courtesy of Smithsonian Source.:Resources for teaching American History.

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Activity #3 Retrieve an SEA worksheet from the workstation.2. Click on the first link. With your partner fill out the SEA worksheet for the Revolutionary Tea song. 3. Next, listen to the song by clicking on the second link. Add any other thoughts you have to the SEA worksheet after listening to the song.4. In your journal answer the questions on the right side of this slide in complete sentences. Questions for Journal1. What is the meaning of this song?2. Why was this song written?3. What does this song tell you about the relationship between the British and the colonists?

Be prepared to share your answers with the class.

Transcript of Revolutionary Tea courtesy of Tea was sung by Catherine Wreford Ledlow and Diane Wredford.

Activity #41. C lick on the link to reread the article we read in class. 2. Choose an article from one of the newspaper articles at our workstation. 3. Get a Venn Diagram sheet from our workstation.4. Compare and contrast the way the two articles are written.5. Answer these questions in your journal: How is reporting today different from reporting during the Revolutionary War?6. Where is persuasion used in both articles?

Article courtesy of and courtesy of The Boston Gazette and Country Journal. Activity #5

1. Get a Venn Diagram sheet from the workstation.2. Go to the links for both pictures.3. Using the Venn Diagram sheet compare and contrast both pictures.4. Using the information you put on the Venn Diagram write a paragraph about how the pictures are alike and different. Do not forget your topic sentence!5. Think about what we have discussed about persuasion and propaganda. Take notes in your journal about how these pictures are showing examples of those words. Be ready to discuss as a class.

Pictures courtesy of and Bob Morris. Second photo courtesy of Activity #6 Click on the link above and scroll down to The Revolutionary War in More Detail map. Using the NARA map worksheet from the workstation analyze the map. 2. With your partner, share your map worksheet. Add anything to your map worksheet that you agree on. Be ready to share your findings with the class.3. With your partner answer the following questions in your journal.1. What is the symbol for the British troops route? What is the symbol for the colonial troops route?2. What direction did the colonial troops mostly travel?3. Where in Pennsylvania is Valley Forge located?4. In what direction would you travel to get from Brandywine to Trenton?5. Name three of the major battles.6. Using the scale and your ruler how far is Germantown from White Plains?

Map courtesy of www.angelfire.comActivity #7

1. Click on the link above. 2. You will see an interactive map from The Revolutionary War. Click on the symbols in the legend to see the major battles of The Revolutionary War. 3. In your journal complete activities 1, 2, and 3. 4. Check your answers by clicking on the answers section on the webpage.

Interactive map courtesy of www.eduplace.comActivity #8

1. Reread pages 30-32 in your Social Studies book. These pages are all about Valley Forge.2. Next, get a NARA video worksheet from the workstation.3. With your partner, click on the link above. Read the introduction about Valley Forge. Watch the three videos about Valley Forge. Fill in the NARA video worksheet. Be ready to share your findings with the class.

Videos courtesy of www.kidport.comActivity #9

1. With your partner click on the link above and listen to the song about Valley Forge. Feel free to listen to it a few times.

2. In your journal complete the following questions: 1. What is the tone or mood of the song? 2. What is the meaning of the song? 3. How does the meaning relate to life and the world today? 4. What is the theme or message of the song? 5. Draw a picture of what you see when you hear the song.

Song courtesy of Dilandau and sung by Iced Earth. Activity #10

1. Click on the above link. This is a picture from Valley Forge.2. Get a NARA photo worksheet from the workstation. 3. Complete the NARA worksheet on this picture. As you are completing be sure to think about everything you have learned about Valley Forge. Use what you have learned to help you complete the NARA worksheet.

Picture courtesy of Activity

1. Complete the KW part of the KWL chart on the constitution. Wait for further discussions. We will share this as a group. 2. Think about what we have discussed with the constitution and particular amendments. 3. Click on the link above. With your partner write down notes in your journal about why you think some of these specific amendments were made. Be ready to share as a class.

Final Activity Project:1. With your partner decide if you want to change an amendment or make up a new amendment. Your new amendment that you make up can be about anything but it must be something for all Americans to follow. 2. Rewrite your new amendment. Use the existing amendments as a guideline as to how to write your amendment.3. Fill in the L section of your KWL chart for the constitution.4. Fill in the L section of your KWL chart on the revolutionary war. Hurray!!!! You have finished the Revolutionary War Project!!!Courtesy of The Avalon Project.

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