This program guides participants through an examination of primary resources and demonstrations to better understand the relationship between the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.. Participants will be encouraged to answer questions based on primary resources. Time will be allowed for questions and answers.
At the end of this lesson students, will be able to
- Identify the causes of the French and Indian War.
- List the contributions of the colonists toward the conflict.
- Summarize the impacts of the French and Indian War.
- Assess how the conflicts impact on the Revolutionary War
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
History and Social Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools
United States History to 1865
USI.5 The student will apply history and social science skills to explain the social, political, religious, economic, and geographic factors that shaped colonial America by
E) explaining the changing political and economic relationships between the colonies and Great Britain, including, but not limited to representative government and self-rule in the colonies.
USI.6 The student will apply history and social science skills to explain the American Revolution by
A) identifying the causes and effects of the French and Indian War;
B) identifying the issues of dissatisfaction that led to the American Revolution, including but not limited to the “injuries and usurpation” outlined in the Declaration of Independence
Virginia and United States History
VUS.4 The student will apply history and social science skills to analyze the cooperation and conflict between the Indigenous peoples and the new settlers by
d) explaining the conflicts before the Revolutionary War; and
e) describing the violent conflicts among the Indigenous peoples’ nations, including the competing claims for control of lands.
VUS.5 The student will apply history and social science skills to understand the issues and events leading to and during the revolutionary period by
a) describing the results of the French and Indian War;
b) describing how political, religious, and economic ideas and interests contributed to the start of the American Revolution, including, but not limited to the resistance to imperial policy, the Stamp Act, the Towsend Acts, taxes on tea, the Coercive Acts, the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death” speech, the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Second Continental Congress and Olive Branch Petition, and Thomas Paine’s Common Sense;