Revolutionary War Lesson Plan

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• The teacher will greet the students and share the “I can” statement for today with the common core state standard.
• To engage the students into the lesson, the teacher will give students an entrance slip. This entrance slip will ask students to predict how they think the Revolutionary War will end. In order to do this the teacher will remind the students of what they have been learning in the previous lesson.
• After the students have completed the entrance slip on their predictions, the students will crumple their entrance slip up, and toss it around the room to another person.
• Through doing this it will simulate how chaotic the Revolutionary War was, but how it eventually came to an end.
• Students will share a few of the predictions that they picked up of how the Revolutionary War ended. (This will
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• The students will write down what this word means in their notebooks.
• The students will then watch a short brain pop on the Declaration of Independence.
• The teacher will then pass out to students’ two primary sources, so students have their very own piece of history. (This is a picture of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and a copy of the Declaration of Independence.)
• The teacher will then pass out a graphic organizer to students, where the students will fill in information about the Treaty of Paris and the Declaration of Independence.
• In order to do this, students will work in small groups and use their Treaty of Paris reading from the start of class, and a reading on the Declaration of Independence they will receive.
• (If time allows: My higher students that get done first, can flip over the paper and do the extension activity on the back at this time.)
• Students will take a minute to share what each of these were in the graphic organizer.
• The teacher will then do a role play with the

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