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Learning About Research and Writing Using the American Revolution

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Seven 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Renee L. Glover

Beaufort, South Carolina

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

Calendar Activities

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

“Licensed” to Drive: Old West Figures

This lesson invites students to create a “Driver’s License” for characters that have made a contribution to western expansion in the United States.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   4 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 18

Paul Revere began his famous midnight ride in 1775.

Through the study of Paul Revere, students learn about primary source documents while researching their family histories, with which they create and compare their family trees.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 28

Esther Forbes, author of Johnny Tremain, was born in 1891.

Students explore the genre of historical fiction by writing original works and comparing all of the finished pieces.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 4

It's Independence Day! Or is it?

Students consider why there are so many different dates associated with the Declaration of Independence and why the nation's birthday is celebrated on July 4.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 16

The Boston Tea Party took place in 1773.

Students create a political cartoon for the Boston Tea Party and use the interactive Comic Creator to publish them.

 

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