To begin content, students will be explaining the causes of the American Revolution, including: French and Indian War, 1765 Stamp Act, the slogan “no taxation without representation,” the activities of the Sons of Liberty, the activities of the Daughters of Liberty, Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.
Later on, students will examine the writing of the Declaration of Independence; including who wrote it, how it was written, why it was necessary, and how it was a response to tyranny and the abuse of power.
They will also learn about the major events of the American Revolution and will be able to explain the factors leading to American victory and British defeat; including the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown.
Students will also be investigating the importance of major figures of the American revolution including: King George III, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Benedict Arnold, Patrick Henry, John Adams, Paul Revere, and Black regiments.
We are very excited to dive into the American Revolution and light the spark for all our history lovers out there!