Dig deep into the content of the causes of the American Revolution while your students explore the essential question “Was the American Revolution Justified” through primary sources and background essays in this American Revolution DBQ.
This is a bundle purchase of both my Regular Ed and PreAP DBQs! You are purchasing the same DBQ, but are receiving two different versions. One is designed for a regular 8th grade student, and one is differentiated for your PreAP students.
Download the preview for the regular ed DBQ. If you would like to preview the PreAP version, you can find it here.
**How are they different? The regular ed version is shorter and easier to read. The Principles of a Just War handout has been modified with easier vocabulary. The students are given a foldable graphic organizer instead of a chart, and the timeline has been condensed from 4 to 3 pages. On the document pages, the number of images have been reduced from 2 to 1, and the excerpts have been condensed down to 2 versions. **
Students will begin this lesson with an anticipation guide and handout while they analyze the Principles of a Just War. They will then read a background essay and discuss the events leading to the American Revolution. After they have completed the graphic organizer, they will analyze different primary sources on three different documents. An outline is provided to guide students in the final step, writing an essay using the documents.
When you purchase this activity, you will receive:
-a PowerPoint to guide the lesson
-8 terms for your Word Wall
-a lesson plan including 8th grade TEKS and tips for implementation
-QR Codes to videos to support the content in the lesson
-an Anticipation Guide on the Principles of a Just War and a support reading
-a 3 page content rich timeline on the events leading to the American Revolution in the mid-1800’s
-two different graphic organizers – one for the Principles of a Just War, and a foldable graphic organizer for the Events Leading to the American Revolution
-three primary source documents including paintings and excerpts
-handouts for reading a DBQ and guiding students through the essay
Don’t have time for a writing assignment? Consider placing your students into groups of 3 – assign each student a different topic and then debate the essential question!