Create your own study guide for the American Revolution in United States history with an American Revolution Lap Book. This lap book is designed to help students summarize content for the events leading to and during the American Revolution. This resource includes a lap book template, 20 pages of informational text, and Word Wall images to help you teach the American Revolution.
You can construct the lap book at the beginning of the unit and have the students complete each section as they learn the content –or- create it at the end as a review for an exam.
With this resource, you will receive, a template with informational text for the American Revolution. Contents include:
-over 45 WORD WALL IMAGES to teach important vocabulary associated with this unit,
–5 different reading strategies to support instruction,
–20 pages of informational text! This is a COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCE FOR THE ENTIRE AMERICAN REVOLUTION! It will include informational text on all of the Events Leading to the American Revolution, Key People involved in the American Revolution, and Key Events during the American Revolution,
-a lap book template that includes, Events Leading to the American Revolution, Key Ideas, Important People, Important Events Leading to the American Revolution, Important Events During the American Revolution,
-a map of the battles of the American Revolution for your students to label, color and annotate, and
–The Declaration of Independence for students to annotate
–Google Slides of the reading, and
⭐Please download the preview to see what the lap book will look like when complete. ⭐
❓How much time will this take?
✥That really depends on you and your kids. I have simplified the cutting process as much as possible. If you model with your students, you can create it in about 30-40 minutes.
You can watch a video of how to create the lap book here
8th Grade US History TEKS
(4) History. The student understands significant political and economic issues of the revolutionary and Constitutional eras. The student is expected to:
(A) analyze causes of the American Revolution, including the Proclamation of 1763, the Intolerable Acts, the Stamp Act, mercantilism, lack of representation in Parliament, and British economic policies following the French and Indian War;
(B) explain the roles played by significant individuals during the American Revolution, including Abigail Adams, John Adams, Wentworth Cheswell, Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, James Armistead, Benjamin Franklin, Crispus Attucks, King George III, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, Thomas Paine, and George Washington;
(C) explain the issues surrounding important events of the American Revolution, including declaring independence; fighting the battles of Lexington and Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown; enduring the winter at Valley Forge; and signing the Treaty of Paris of 1783;
(10) Geography. The student understands the location and characteristics of places and regions of the United States, past and present. The student is expected to:
(A) locate places and regions directly related to major eras and turning points in the United States during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries;
(C) analyze the effects of physical and human geographic factors such as weather, landforms, waterways, transportation, and communication on major historical events in the United States.
(15) Government. The student understands the American beliefs and principles reflected in the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and other important historic documents. The student is expected to:
(A) identify the influence of ideas from historic documents, including the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, the Mayflower Compact, and the Federalist Papers, on the U.S. system of government;
(C) identify colonial grievances listed in the Declaration of Independence
(19) Citizenship. The student understands the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the United States. The student is expected to:
(A) define and give examples of unalienable rights;
(20) Citizenship. The student understands the importance of voluntary individual participation in the democratic process. The student is expected to:
(A) evaluate the contributions of the Founding Fathers as models of civic virtue; and
(B) analyze reasons for and the impact of selected examples of civil disobedience in U.S. history such as the Boston Tea Party and Henry David Thoreau’s refusal to pay a tax.
(22) Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. The student is expected to:
(A) analyze the leadership qualities of elected and appointed leaders of the United States such as George Washington,
(B) describe the contributions of significant political, social, and military leaders of the United States such as … John Paul Jones, …
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