Time Periods Archives: Revolution & the New Nation

The Virginia Declaration of Rights

Students will analyze George Mason’s Virginia Declaration of Rights and compare it to the United States Bill of Rights. Students will discover that many rights more...
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Declaration of Independence

The students will investigate the tone of resentment the colonies had against Great Britain from two modes: 4 historic pictures and one contemporary video. The more...
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The Articles of Confederation

The topic of this lesson is examining the Articles of Confederation and how they influenced the Constitution. The students will investigate several pre-determined articles to more...
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Patriots or Traitors – Point of View in the War for Independence

The students are looking at the differences in how the British/Loyalists and the Patriots saw the actions of Great Britain between the French and Indian more...
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The Boston Massacre: You be the judge!

This lesson is focused on the Boston Massacre. It will be taught in a sixth grade classroom in the American Revolution unit. It will be more...
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Yankee Doodle: How has it changed over time?

The topic of the lesson is Yankee Doodle Dandy. Students are investigating different versions of Yankee Doodle Dandy sheet music and lyrics in order to more...
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Founding Documents

The students will compare and contrast George Mason’s Virginia Declaration of Rights and Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence and recognize the purpose of each document, more...declaration_of_independence
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