1. The program will begin with an introduction and a discussion of the definition of a colony.
2. Students will analyze artifacts and primary sources to learn about the different events/actions that led to the American Revolution.
3. Participants will explore the perspectives of Patriots, Loyalists, and those who remained neutral.
4. Students will look at the Declaration of Independence to determine meaning, importance, and legacies.
5. The program will conclude with a question and answer session.
- Explore the changing relationship between England and her American colonies in the 18th
- List at least four events or actions that lead to the American Revolution.
Determine at least two ways information was spread in the 18th century and how this contributed
to the Revolution.
- Compare and contrast communication of information in the 18th century to today.
- Gain an understanding of the meaning, importance, and legacies of the Declaration of
NSS-USH.K-4.2 THE HISTORY OF STUDENTS' OWN STATE OR REGION
Understands the people, events, problems, and ideas that were significant in creating the history of their state
NSS-USH.5-12.3 ERA 3: REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION (1754-1820s)
Understands the causes of the American Revolution, the ideas and interests involved in forging the revolutionary movement, and the reasons for the American victory
Understands the impact of the American Revolution on politics, economy, and society
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
VS.5 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of Virginia in the American Revolution by:
a) identifying the reasons why the colonies went to war with Great Britain, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence.
USI.6 The student will apply social science skills to understand the causes and results of the American Revolution by:
a) explaining the issues of dissatisfaction that led to the American Revolution;
b) describing how political ideas shaped the revolutionary movement in America and led to the Declaration of Independence.