Build student engagement while they dig deep into the content of the events leading to the American Revolution. Your students will start the activity with vocabulary instruction, then move on to an image and poem analysis. Your students will read about the events leading to the American Revolution and complete their Doodle Notes™. When you are finished, they will play multiple games with a card sort. This resource also includes Google Slides™.
When you purchase this activity, you will receive:
-Directions for the activity,
-22 Word Wall Images and a Frayer Model for vocabulary instruction,
-12 pages of informational text on the events leading to the American Revolution,
–Doodle Notes graphic organizer for the events Leading to the American Revolution,
-a card sort game to practice sequencing, cause-and-effect, and a spectrum,
–Google Slides™ for both the reading and the note taking pages, and
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5th Grade Social Studies TEKS
(2) History. The student understands how conflict between the American colonies and Great Britain led to American independence and the formation of the United States. The student is expected to:
(A) analyze the causes and effects of events prior to and during the American Revolution, including the taxation resulting from the French and Indian War and the colonist response to taxation such as the Boston Tea Party;
(B) identify the Founding Fathers and Patriot heroes, including John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, the Sons of Liberty, and George Washington, and their motivations and contributions during the revolutionary period; and
(14) Government. The student understands important ideas in the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The student is expected to:
(A) explain the purposes, key elements, and the importance of the Declaration of Independence;
(20) Culture. The student understands the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created. The student is expected to:
(A) identify significant examples of art, music, and literature from various periods in U.S. history such as the painting … “Yankee Doodle,” and “Paul Revere’s Ride”; and
(B) explain how examples of art, music, and literature reflect the times during which they were created.
(21) Culture. The student understands the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to the United States culture. The student is expected to:
(B) summarize the contributions of people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to our national identity.
(23) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:
(A) differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as technology; interviews; biographies; oral, print, and visual material; documents; and artifacts to acquire information about the United States;
(B) analyze information by applying absolute and relative chronology through sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions;
(C) organize and interpret information in outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps;
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