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    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

    American Revolution: Timeline of the “Road to Independence”

    Using iMovie and Quicktime you will create a chronological timeline of the events that led to the independence of the United States of America.

    Your timeline must include the following events or important features of the war. Each event or item must be described and you will give why it is important. You can insert images, use graphics, or anything you think would help describe each item.

    -Strengths and Weaknesses of Each Side (Minimum of 3 Each)

    -Battles of Lexington & Concord and “Shot Heard Around the World”

    -Battle of Bunker Hill - “Don’t Shoot till you See the Whites of their Eyes”

    -”Common Sense” by Thomas Paine

    -Declaration of Independence

    -Battle of Trenton

    -France enters the War (helping the Patriots)

    -Battle of Saratoga

    -Valley Forge

    -Battle of Yorktown

    -Treaty of Paris


    DUE FRIDAY March 6th by the end of class.


    Go to one of the following sites for timeline information or use your classwork and readings to help guide you.

    http://chaos1.hypermart.net/hist/tush.html

    http://pbs.org.ktcd/liberty/chronicle/timeline http://historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/rev-early.htm


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    Monday, March 2nd, 2015

    DO NOW:

    Answer the following:

    1. What battle is considered the turning point of the Revolutionary War?

    2. Who allied with the Americans?

    3. Give 1 strengths and weaknesses for the Americans and British at the start of the war.

    4. Who was the leader of the Continental Army?

    5. What was the final major battle of the war?

    6. What Treaty was signed to end the war?


    CLASSWORK:

    You and a partner will write a paragraph to be turned in on MBC. You have to list the details of the Treaty of Paris (1783) that ended the American Revolution. Please be specific.

    -Who negotiated it? Where was it signed?

    What lands did the Americans receive? Who else got land? What was it?

    What did the treaty say about American independence from Britain?

    Were there any guarantees for Loyalists? What were they?


    Links to help:

    Homework:

    Finish your paragraph.

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    Friday, February 27th, 2015

    DO NOW:

    Have your work on the Battle of Yorktown open.

    Answer:
    -How important was the involvement of the French at the Battle of Yorktown? Why? Explain. turn your answer in on MBC.


    CLASSWORK:
    Yorktown to Treaty:


    Download file "Treaty of Paris.pdf"


    HOMEWORK:
    Finish the Treaty of Paris classwork through page 2 ONLY


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    Thursday, February 26th, 2015

    DO NOW:
    Please upload your Textbook summary from yesterdays class onto MBC.
    Answer:

    Where was the last battle of the Revolutionary War fought?
    Who was the leading General for the Americans during the War?
    What was the most important strength for the Americans during the war? What was the most important weakness for the British? ANSWER in YOUR Opinion.

    CLASSWORK:
    Please click on the link below and follow directions to play the animated Battle of Yorktown.


    Download file "Battle of Yorktown.pdf"


    Homework:

    Finish Battle of Yorktown Questions and Paragraph.



    Wednesday, February 25th, 2015



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    DO NOW:

    Go to MBC and turn in your paragraph describing Valley Forge.


    Answer:

    -What does the "Shot heard Around the World" refer to? Why is it important?

    -What was the purpose of the Declaration of Independence?

    -Who wrote the pamphlet "Common Sense"?

    -What Battle was a sneak attack Christmas Eve by Washington and the Continental Army?


    Classwork:

    Download file "American Revolution Text Summary 5 End of War.pdf"



    Homework:

    Finish your summary from class.


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    Tuesday, February 24th, 2015


    DO NOW:


    --Explain why Saratoga is considered to be the Turning Point of the American Revolution. Turn in on MBC.

    --Answer questions 1-5 on the American Revolution sheet below.

    Download file "American Revolution---Battles of Revolution.PDF"



    CLASSWORK:

    Download file "Winter at Valley Forge.pdf"



    Homework: Finish Valley Forge for Homework.


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    Monday, February 23rd, 2015


    DO NOW:

    Answer the following......

    1. Give three Strengths for the British and Americans at the start of the Revolutionary war.

    2. Give three weakness for the British and Americans at the start of the revolutionary war.

    3. Define Loyalist. Define Patriot.

    4. Where was the Battle of Bunker Hill fought?

    5. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

    6. What does the phrase "...Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness" mean?

    7. Who was the leader of the Continental Army?

    8. What is a mercenary? Who were the mercenaries the British used during the Revolutionary War?

    9. Define Militia.



    CLASSWORK:




    HOMEWORK: Answer 10 multiple Choice from Battle of Saratoga. Give importance of Battle of Saratoga on second document.




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    periods 4 and 9--->Download file "Revolutionary War Reading.pdf"


    Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

    DO NOW:

    Turn in your questions from last nights reading.

    Open, read and answer the one question on the bottom.

    Download file "General George Washington.docx"


    Classwork:

    Download file "Revolutionary War Textbook summary II.pdf"


    Homework:

    Finish chart and questions from classwork.


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    Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

    Period 1,5, and 6

    Do Now:

    Have your strengths and weaknesses chart out. Hand in on MBC


    1. Looking at your chart, which side had an advantage? Why?

    2. What strength would be most important in fighting a war for either side? why?


    CLASSWORK:

    Download file "Revolutionary War Reading.pdf"


    HOMEWORK:

    Read, annotate, and answer the questions in gray boxes through section 3.

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    PERIODs 4 and 9: PERIODs 4 and 9: PERIODs 4 and 9: PERIODs 4 and 9: PERIODs 4 and 9:

    DO NOW:

    Download and answer questions 1-4

    Download file "BattlesofRevolution.PDF"

    Download guided note packet.

    Download file "Timeline_of_Events_RevWar_PVMS.docx"

    CLASSWORK:

    Battles of American Revolution Interactive Map.


    HOMEWORK:

    Download file "Revolutionary War Textbook summary II.pdf"


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    Friday, February 6th, 2015


    DO NOW:

    Please have your Declaration of Independence Worksheet out. Work with your partner(s) on PART II of the sheet.


    CLASSWORK:


    Download file "strengths & weaknesses of both sides.pdf"

    Download file "Revolutionary War Strength and Weakness.doc"


    HOMEWORK:
    FINISH CHART



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    Thursday, February 5th, 2015


    DO NOW:

    Have your written excerpt of Declaration out.


    CLASSWORK:

    Download file "Declaration of Independence Classwork.docx"

    Download file "Declaration of Independence Copy.pdf"


    Homework:

    NONE


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    Wednesday, February 4th, 2015


    DO NOW:

    Upload your classwork from yesterday to MBC.

    ------->Please add the following terms to your Revolution iFlash:

    Declaration of Independence

    Preamble

    Grievances

    Natural Rights

    Use your homework to enter a definition.

    --->answer...

    1. What does the word "Independence" mean to you in your life? (make a list)

    2. What does the word "Natural" mean?

    3. If you are in "pursuit" of something, it means.....

    4. If you give your consent to a friend to borrow or use your xbox or jacket, you are....



    CLASSWORK:

    Read this...

    "When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another..."

    ---What does this quote mean?



    Download file "Declaration of Idependence Reading.pdf"



    Homework:

    Memorize the passage from the Declaration of Independence.


    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."

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    Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

    DO NOW:

    Have your Homework out!!!

    New iFlash Deck---->Revolutionary War Terms

    add these terms below (you can copy and paste)

    ~First Continental Congress: -Delegates from colonies met to discuss options with Britain

    -Sent the Olive Branch Petition

    -stated they had the right to be independent if they wanted

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    ~Olive Branch Petition: -a symbol of peace through out history.

    -Last effort to avoid conflict; King ignored it.

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    ~Battle of Bunker Hill: -Battle outside Boston

    -Militia and farmers fight charging British from top of hill

    -“Don’t Shoot till you see the Whites of their Eyes”. Low on ammunition. Waited till they were close.

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    ~“Common Sense”: -Pamphlet (a paper book of a few pages) written by Thomas Paine.

    -in simple language and logic, outlined why colonists and colonies should be independent of Great Britain and the King.

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    ~Second Continental Congress: -Organized a government

    -declared George Washington head of Continental Army

    -formed a committee to write DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

    -Thomas Jefferson was the head of the committee



    CLASSWORK:

    Download file "revolutionary War Text Summary Declaration of Independence.pdf"



    Homework:

    Finish the text summary on Declaration of Independence




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    FEBRUARY 12th, 2015

    please go to the following link, watch the movie, and finish all documents below.



    Download file "American Revolution Brain Pop.pdf"




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