Fifth Grade American Revolution Unit


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All American Revolution unit documents (except assessment and linked documents) in one PDF:

REVISED 8-12

Individual Unit Documents

Overview

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Lesson 1 - Introduction

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Lesson 2 - French and Indian War

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Information on the French and Indian War from Social Studies for Kids

Background on the French and Indian War

Timeline of the French and Indian War

Pictures of the French and Indian War from the Library of Congress

Map of America Before the French and Indian War

PowerPoint on the French and Indian War

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Lesson 3 - Proclamation of 1763

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Information about the Proclamation of 1763

Image of the original Proclamation

Text of the Proclamation of 1763

Lesson 4 - Boston Massacre

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Overview of the Boston Massacre

Detailed description of the Boston Massacre

Timeline of events leading to the Boston Massacre

Paul Revere's Engraving of the Boston Massacre

Explanation of Paul Revere's engraving

Lesson 5 - The Boston Tea Party

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Teacher Background-Firsthand Account of the Boston Tea Party

Another Eyewitness Account of the Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party Historical Society Website

Picture of the Boston Tea Party

Lesson 6 - The Intolerable Acts

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Information on the Intolerable Acts from Social Studies for Kids

The Five Intolerable Acts

Information on the Intolerable Acts written by a student

Lesson 7 - The First Continental Congress

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Background information on the First Continental Congress

Lesson 8 - Paul Revere

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Portrait of Paul Revere

Information about Sybil Ludington

Lesson 9 - The Shot Heard Round the World

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Brief summary of Lexington and Concord from Social Studies for Kids

Photostory about the Shot Heard Round the World

Eyewitness account of the Battle at Lexington Green

The Patriot News Network Report (primary source)

The Concord Hymn (source of the phrase "the shot heard round the world")

Lesson 10, part I - Second Continental Congress

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What is the Second Continental Congress?

Muppets Reenact Second Continental Congress

Lesson 10, part II - Patriot or Loyalist?

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Patriot vs. Loyalist information

John Adams' "Thoughts on Government" letter

"Join or Die" political cartoon

Lesson 11 - The Battle of Bunker Hill

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Brief summary of the Battle of Bunker Hill

American and British troop losses

Contemporary accounts of the Battle of Bunker Hill

Revoutionary War Timeline


Lesson 12 - The Declaration of Independence

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Extensive information about the Declaration of Independence

Complete text of the Declaration of Independence

Enhanced image of the Declaration of Independence

John Trumbull's painting "The Declaration of Independence"

Biography of George Washington

Biography of Thomas Jefferson

Biography of Benjamin Franklin

Biography of Patrick Henry

Biography of Samuel Adams

Biography of John Adams

Biography of Thomas Paine

Lesson 13 - Crossing the Delaware

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Information on the Crossing of the Delaware from Social Studies for Kids

Eyewitness account of Crossing of the Delaware

Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" Speech"

Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"


Lesson 14 - Military Advantages and Disadvantages

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Eyewitness account of life at Valley Forge

Eyewitness account of the British surrender at Yorktown

T-chart template

Lesson 15 - The Battle of Saratoga

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KWL chart

Website about the Battle of Saratoga

Lesson 16 - Valley Forge

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Valley Forge website

What Happened at Valley Forge

Lesson 17 - Yorktown

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How the Allied Victory at Yorktown Won American Independence

Battle of Yorktown images, facts, and Articles of Capitulation

Yorktown Victory Center Resource Packet

PowerPoint Newspaper Template

Lesson 18 - Treaty of Paris

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Background information about the Paris Peace Treaty of 1783

The Paris Peace Treaty of September 3, 1783

How to use RAFT writing


Link to American Revolution Assessment