As students watch they complete an interactive notesheet with fill-in-the-blanks, comprehension and critical thinking questions, and a thinking map. The driving question of the video is 'what led the colonies to unite and go to war against Britain?" The video teaches how after the French and Indian War, salutary neglect came to an end with the Proclamation of 1763 and the implementation of taxes like the Stamp Act. It covers the Sons and Daughters of Liberty, boycotts, the Townshend Acts, the Boston Massacre and Crispus Attucks, the Tea Act and how it led to the Boston Tea Party. Lastly, it explains the Intolerable Acts, the First Continental Congress and it foreshadows the coming war for independence with the Battles of Lexington and Concord. A perfect supplement or replacement for a textbook reading or lecture on the topic!
The video helps visual learners with on-screen text of the main ideas and vocab, powerful images, and it reviews the important concepts to ensure comprehension. Cut the lecture and spend more time working with students and supporting their learning with this video lesson!
Causes of the American Revolution Timeline Activity
✅ After the video students can complete a quick quiz to check for understanding. There is a PDF for print our or a Google Form auto-graded quiz as well. Then, there is an optional extension activity for students to create an interactive-timeline based on 4 short readings of key events that led the Revolutionary War!
✏️ After reading they write a short summary of each event, create an illustration, and then (to build historical thinking skills) they compare how the British and American Patriots viewed each event differently. Engaging while building essential critical thinking skills!
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