English Language Arts
Reading - Informational Text
The American Revolution
Explore, collaborate, analyze
Meaning and Context-Actively participate in discussions
Meaning and Context-Consider viewpoints of others
Meaning and Context-Determine meaning, develop logical interpretations
Meaning and Context-Evaluate advantages/disadvantages of different medium
Meaning and Context-Quote/paraphrase information without plagiarizing
Meaning and Context-Summarize details to support central ideas
Meaning and Context-Utilize multimedia
Reflect to comprehend
The War for Independence
Transact with text
- Internet access for student research
- Electronic devices to record student work using Paperslides. These may be flip video cameras, iPods, iPads, tablets, cell phones, etc.
- Handouts of excerpts
- Two Points of View graphic organizer
- T-chart for research
- Paper for Paperslides project
- Paperslides video peer review rubric
- Papersildes video teacher feedback rubric
- Paperslides planning pages
- Page 1 has room for 5 slides; if students want to include more slides, they can draw them on the back
- Page 2 is a slide layout page; students will either need multiple copies of this page OR they can use it as a guide to sketch additional layouts.
Loyalists and Patriots
In these lessons, students will investigate the points of view of colonists who supported remaining loyal to Britain and those of colonists who supported breaking ties with Britain.
In what ways might age and economic stability affect one’s point of view about government and government policies?