Lesson details


Social Studies

English Language Arts



Inquiry-Based Literacy

Reading - Informational Text

The American Revolution


Explore, collaborate, analyze

Formulate questions

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

Synthesize information

The War for Independence

Transact with text

Recommended Technology: 
  • 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.  
Other instructional materials or notes: 
  • 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

Multiple days
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson
Lesson overview: 

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. 

Essential Question: 

In what ways might age and economic stability affect one’s point of view about government and government policies?

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Lesson created by:
Cherlyn Anderson and Margaret Lorimer
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