American Revolution: Essential Questions for Social Studies

Studying the American Revolution can help students understand how events in history can have complex causes and both immediate and long-term effects. This unit introduces the story of the American Revolution, and the concept that ideas can cause change! See Full Product Description.

Number of pages: 2 Subject: Classroom Management, American Civil War Grade: 4 - 8 Type: Learning Activities and Worksheets Common Core: Language, Math, Reading Informational Text, Reading Literature File Size: 602 KB

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How did ideas cause the American Revolution? What were the immediate and long-term results of the American Revolution? The study of the American Revolution can help students understand how events in history can have complex causes and both immediate and long-term effects. This unit introduces the story of the American Revolution, and the concept that ideas can cause change!

This planning guide provides:
• A Big Idea—Curricular focus for study of a concept
• Enduring Understandings—Key learning goals built around the big idea
• Vocabulary List—Subject area words that students may encounter and use in their explorations
• Essential Questions—A menu of starting points that lead students to explore and think deeply about the topic

Common Core Alignment

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2
  • CCSS.Math.Cont.5.OA.B.3
Teaching Tips

Choose the big ideas that fit your curriculum needs!