The Causes of the American Revolution
The Causes of the American RevolutionA Moodle experience through the causes of the American Revolutionary War.
- Topic 1
Throughout this course you will need to know the following terms. Please define the following terms by using the websites below.
Copy the terms from this Moodle course into a document. Once you have defined all of the terms, use the assignment below to submit your work.
- Topic 2Background Knowledge of the Revolutionary War
What do you already know about the Revolutionary War? Using the class wiki below, write down anything that you may already know about this period in American History.
If you don't know much about the American Revolution, read your classmates answers to see what other people may know. You'll start your learning already. Remember this is just for background knowledge so some of the information might not be perfectly correct. If you see something that doesn't seem correct, do a little research and update the wiki with your new information. Or, you could start a conversation about an event, person or location to have a conversation with your classmates on this important event in history.
- Topic 3
Click on each of the links below to learn about some important events that lead up to the American Revolution. Make sure to read each article and watch each video.
- Topic 4
Famous People, Objects & Locations in the American Revolution
For this assignment you will be learning about famous people, objects and locations in the American Revolution. Each link is a separate assignment. Be sure to read the directions carefully.
- Topic 5Life during the Revolutionary War
What was like like for children during the Revolutionary War? In the assignment below you will complete some research on what life was like during this period in American history. Click on the assignment below for directions on your next activity and assignment.
- Topic 6
Click on this link to the Causes of the American Revolution Jeopardy Game and test your knowledge. Make sure to click on each question & answer to learn as much as you can about each event, person & battle. There will be some information that you may have learned and there will be some new content. Learn as much as you can!
- Topic 7
Your final assignment for this unit is to explain 3-5 events that lead up to the Revolutionary War. For each event you must write a paragraph that explains the event and why it lead to the American Revolution. See the "QUALITIES OF A GOOD PARAGRAPH" to make sure you understand what each paragraph should include.
You have a choice on which presentation tool you would like to use to share your three paragraphs. If you would like to use a technology tool or software that is not listed below, please check with me to approve your idea.
You will create a presentation that you will give to the class to share your 3-5 paragraphs on the causes of the Revolutionary War. Choose the tool you would like to use and create your presnetation. There are helpful documents to help you learn how to use each tool listed below.
Use Aviary's tool Myna to create a podcast of your written paragraphs.
Your Choice...if you would not like to use one of the above tools to share your Revolutionary War presentation, please check with me to approve your presentation tool.