Students will analyze how history is a series of connected events shaped by multiple cause and effect relationships, tying past to present.
I can discuss the key military and political turning points of the American Revolution.
Critical Vocabulary: Second Continental Congress, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Continental Army, Olive Branch Petition, Battle of Bunker Hill, Loyalists, Patriots, Common Sense, Declaration of Independence, General William Howe, Battle of Long Island, The American Crisis, New Jersey Campaign, General John Burgoyne, Battle of Saratoga, Valley Forge, Baron von Steuben, General Charles Cornwallis, General Benedict Arnold, Battle of Yorktown, Peace of Paris
- Background Question: How did the Patriots' fighting style differ from that of the British? Why was that important?
- Guided Instruction: The American Revolution
- Reflection Question: Who do you think was the most important figure during the American Revolution? Why?