AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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CALIFORNIA STANDARDS  -HISTORY
Fifth Grade
5.5 Students explain the causes of the American Revolution.
  1. Understand how political, religious, and economic ideas and interests brought about the Revolution (e.g., resistance to imperial policy, the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, taxes on tea, Coercive Acts).
  2. Know the significance of the first and second Continental Congresses and of the Committees of Correspondence.
  3. Understand the people and events associated with the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence and the document's significance, including the key political concepts it embodies, the origins of those concepts, and its role in severing ties with Great Britain.
  4. Describe the views, lives, and impact of key individuals during this period (e.g., King George III, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams).

 

 

 

 

Internet Resources

Boston Tea Party Activity        LIBERTY! Headlines   Mr. Nussbaum's 13 Colonies Activities

Mr. Nussbaum's American Revolution  Road to Revolution Interactive Quiz          Interactive Rev. War Battles

Timeline for the Revolution    America's Story for kids

Archiving Early America    Revolutionary War Animated

Books

American Revolution: A Nonfiction Companion to Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House Research Guide #11) ISBN-13: 978-0375823794

Videos

America The Story of Us  ISBN: 1-4229-8219    History Channel