Unit 3 American Revolution
- Standard(s) 1. History
Estimated Time (When): October-November (4 weeks) (Includes time for reteaching and enrichment)   Trimester:  1st
Prepared Graduates:  Develop an understanding of how people view, construct, and interpret history. Analyze key historical periods and patterns of change over time within and across nations and cultures.
Concepts and skills students masterAnalyze historical sources from multiple points of view to develop an understanding of historical context (1.1) The historical eras, individuals, groups, ideas, and themes in North America through the founding of the United States Government (1.2)

21st Century Skills and Readiness Competencies

Inquiry Questions:

  • How do sources with varied perspectives help us to understand what happened in the past?
  • Why is it important to understand the historical context of events?
  • What if Thomas Paine had not written Common Sense?

Relevance and Application:


  • Historical information from multiple perspectives is used to interpret, evaluate, and inform; and make decisions and policies regarding various issues. For example some accounts of the American Revolution refer to American Patriots while others refer to American Rebels.
  • The historical method of inquiry allows individuals to continue to interpret and refine history. For example political cartoonists portray multiple perspectives of events, and newspapers may be biased in coverage of events throughout time.

Nature of History

  • Historical thinkers analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources to make inferences about various time periods and show cause and effect relationships
  • Historical thinkers seek people, places, and events that tell the story of history from multiple perspectives.
  • Historical thinkers examine data for point of view, historical context, distortion, or propaganda.


Evidence Outcomes

Students can:

  • Create timelines of eras and themes in North America from 1491 through the American Revolution (1.1.c)
  • Analyze cartoons, artifacts, artwork, charts, and graphs related to eras and things in North America from 1491 through the American Revolution (1.1.d)
  • I-Examine significant historical documents. Topics to include but not limited to the Stamp Act, Declaration of Independence, and Constitution. (1.1.b)
  • Explain the development of political, social and economic institutions in the British American colonies (1.2.c)
  • Explain important political, social, economic, and military developments leading to and during the American Revolution (1.2.d)



Resources

LIBERTY! - The American Revolution - pbs.org Complete with teacher guides, videos and a student game. A great resource for the American Revolution.  (1.1.c)

Voices of the American Revolution - neh.gov  High School lesson, could be scaled back for 5th grade (1.2.d)

Teacher Resources - Feature - American... - loc.gov Background information for teachers. (1.1.c)

Our Documents - 100 Milestone Documents - ourdocuments.gov  List and links to important US documents. (1.1.b)

Ben's Guide: Grades 3-5 - gpo.gov  5th Grade Unit 3 'American Revolution' Explain the origins, structure, and functions of the three branches of the United States Government and the relationships among them (1.1.b) Comments from Bookmark List: 5th Grade Unit 3 'American Revolution' Explain the origins, structure, and functions of the three branches of the United States Government and the relationships among them (4.2.c)]

American History Timeline | For Teachers... - loc.gov (1.1.c)

American Timelines - socialstudiesforkids.com (1.1.c)

Declare the Causes: The Declaration of... - neh.gov 'Help your students see the development of the Declaration as both an historical process and a writing process through role play, creative writing, an introduction to some important documents and a review of historic events.' (1.1.b)

The American Revolution in 4 breathtaking... - youtube.com Famous artwork, film scenes, propaganda, taxation, examples of colonial life.

The Boston Massacre: America the Story... - youtube.com - Boston Massacre, communication between the colonies.
   




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Stacy Judson,
Jun 7, 2012, 1:20 PM