Social Studies

Schedule for Home Learning: (March 16-April 2)

I will post daily lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays for Social Studies in the Social Studies Google Classroom. Lessons will be posted by 9AM.

Unit 5- The Road to RevolutionTaxation w/o Representation Union Jack

In this unit, students explore the causes of the American Revolution. Focusing on the period from the Seven Years’ War to the battles at Lexington and Concord (1756 to 1775).

They examine the British Parliament’s attempts to tighten control from the early Navigation Acts and the Proclamation of 1763 to the Sugar Act, Stamp Act, the Townsend Acts, the Tea Act, and the Intolerable Acts.

Students explore how colonists responded to the increasing control by Britain and analyze conflicting accounts of a variety of events such as the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. In doing so, students analyze how colonial and British views on authority and the use of power without authority differed.
The unit culminates with students constructing a chronology of events. Students then analyze the causes and effects of these events and assess their significance in leading to armed conflict at Lexington and Concord. Historians generally refer to the French and Indian War as the Seven Years’ War.

Here is the link to the online textbook that I will assign for students to read. We will also use videos and website to help make learning engaging.  
Open Book online Textbook

Recapping the Road to Revolution
Slideshow Presentation Part 1
Slideshow Presentation Part 2
Slideshow Presentation Part 3