Lesson Plan

A Living Timeline: The American Revolution

Make history come alive with this interactive lesson! Students will have a blast presenting a "living timeline" to help their classmates understand the events of the Revolutionary War.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Revolutionary War Vocabulary pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Revolutionary War Vocabulary pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and demonstrate the important information about an event from the American Revolution.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
The Battle of CamdenThe Capture of Fort TiconderogaThe Battle of Guilford CourthouseThe Philadelphia Campaign
  • Ask students what they know about the American Revolution. Create a list of facts on the board.
  • Explain that students will be learning more about the American Revolution today, but instead of learning from the teacher, they will be learning from each other!

Beginning

  • Provide a word bank for students to use when discussing their background knowledge.

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