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Battles Geography: This activity requires students to paste the names of notable battles to their correct geographic location in the 13 colonies.
NEW – Symbols of the Revolution – Join, or Die and Corporate Logos: This activity requires students to learn about Ben Frankllin’s famous Join or Die political cartoon, and then, to think of the symbolism behind popular corporate logos they know.
Fun With Acts and Taxes: This activity requires students to imagine their school institutes unjust acts against them such as the Homework Act and Cafeteria Act and then requires students to fill in the details of such acts before coming up with one of their own.
Symbols of Rage: The Anti-Homework Stamp: This activity illustrates the famous Emblem of the Effects of the Stamp and requires students to make their own “dreaded” stamp that could serve as a protest to homework.
Revolutionary Figure Flash Cards: This is a simple activity where students can record facts about six famous Americans during the American Revolution. Flash Cards show pictures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, John Adams and Benedict Arnold.
Revolutionary Era Timeline Decoding: Fun activity where students have to decode a message by determining the dates and times of when important events of the American Revolution occur.
Summer Soldier and Sunshine Patriot: Interesting activity where students draw illustrations of the figurative and literal meaning behind Thomas Paine’s characterizations in The Crisis.
The Secret Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence: Most people don’t know that Committee of Five had a very bad "first day" when trying to author the Declaration of Independence. Help them edit this terrible rough draft and put your stamp on the most important document in the nation’s history!
NEW What’s Were the Soldiers in Washington’s Crossing Thinking? – This activity requires students to imagine what the figures in Leutze’s famous depiction of Washington Crossing the Delaware River as they painstakingly row through the icy river. Humor is encouraged.
NEW Benedict Arnold – the Ultimate Antagonist: Fun activity that portrays Benedict Arnold as the ultimate antagonist in the American Revolution. Students then must draw and describe their favorite antagonist (or most hated) antagonist in literature.
NEW Remaking Benedict Arnold – This activity requires students to try to make an argument for Benedict Arnold’s treason by using hyperbole and embellishment to make the reader sympathetic to his plight.
NEW Turning Point – This activity requires students to understand how the Battle of Saratoga was the turning point in the war and to think of explain turning points in their own lives, in sports, or in the lives of literary characters.
Make Your Own Revolutionary Flag: This activity tells the history of the famous “Appeal to Heaven” flag and then asks students to draw and design their own.
Propaganda in the American Revolution (NEW) How was Paul Revere’s depiction of the Boston Massacre different from what really happened?
Revolutionary War Figures and Social Media: This activity requires students to design a social media page (like a page on Facebook) for their favorite Revolutionary War figure.
Revolutionary Figures on American Currency: This activity shows students five dollar bills from the present and past and asks students to identify which figure is on each dollar bill.
Writing Prompt – Misery at Valley Forge: This writing prompt requires students to use their knowledge of the miserable conditions of Valley Forge to write a letter home.
Loyalists and Patriots – The Final Conversation Between Ben and William Franklin: This requires students to use their knowledge of the beliefs of Loyalists and Patriots to make the final dialogue between Ben Franklin (Patriot) and his son (Loyalist).
George Washington Paralaugh: Much like a mad lib, this activity requires students to write verbs, nouns, and adjectives to make a hilarious paragraph.
Thomas Jefferson has a Bad Day: This writing activity requires students to re-write the most famous passage from the Declaration of Independence with correct spelling and grammar.
Writing Prompt – Is Recess an Unalienable Right? This writing prompt requires students to understand the concept of unalienable rights and then to form a persuasive essay on whether recess is a right or privilege that teachers should be able to take away.
Writing Prompt – The Founding Father: This writing prompt requires students to form an argument for one founding father. In other words, which of the figures considered among the group known as “the Founding Fathers” would best qualify as the Founding Father?
Writing Prompt – Rivalries like France and England: This writing prompt requires students to reflect on the rivalry between France and England and then to write about a rivalry between themselves and someone else or in literature, sports, or other facets of life.
Battles of Lexington and Concord Reading Comprehension 10 questions and passage (grade 5)
Declaration of Independence Reading Comprehension 10 questions and passage (grade 5)
Boston Massacre Reading Comprehension 10 questions and passage (grade 5)
Boston Tea Party Reading Comprehension 10 questions and passage (grade 5)
Benedict Arnold Reading Comprehension 10 questions and passage (grade 5)
Disaster in New York Reading Comprehension 10 questions and passage (grade 5)
Fort Ticonderoga Reading Comprehension: 10 questions and passage (grade 5)
Washington’s Crossing Reading Comprehension: 10 questions and passage (grade 5)
Battle of Saratoga Reading Comprehension: 10 questions and passage (grade 5)
The Winter at Valley Forge Reading Comprehension: 10 questions and passage (grade 5)
Siege of Yorktown Reading Comprehension: 10 questions and passage (grade 5)
John Hancock Reading Comprehension: 10 questions and passage (grade 5)
Benjamin Franklin Reading Comprehension : 10 questions and passage (grade 3)
James Madison Reading Comprehension: 10 questions and passage (grade 4)
Thomas Jefferson Reading Comprehension: 10 questions and passage (grade 5)
Thomas Paine Reading Comprehension: 10 questions and passage (grade 5)
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Articles of Confederation: This informational printable describes the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
 

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