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Revolutionary War: Causes of the American Revolution Activities COMPLETE Unit

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Making teaching about the American Revolutionary War fun with these engaging and hands-on American Revolutionary War activities! This resource highlights the causes, main events, important people, and results of the Revolutionary War all in one!

**Newly Updated with Three Different Levels of Reading Passages**

Students will learn about the American Revolutionary War. This unit includes lots of hands-on activities for students related to the causes, events, battles, influential people, and major results of the American Revolutionary War.

A DIGITAL version for Google Classroom of this resource is available.

Causes Highlighted:

  • French and Indian War
  • The Stamp Act
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • The Boston Massacre

Battles Highlighted:

  • Battle of Lexington & Concord
  • Battle of Saratoga
  • Battle of Yorktown

Important People:

  • George Washington
  • Ben Franklin
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John Adams
  • Paul Revere
  • John Hancock
  • Patrick Henry
  • Benedict Arnold

Outcome/Results Highlighted:

✔Continental Congress

✔Treaty of Paris

✔Declaration of Independence

✔Writing of the Constitution

Activities Included:

  • Revolutionary War Anticipatory Set T/F
  • Important People of the Revolutionary War
  • Leaders Mini-booklets
  • Revolutionary War Cloze Passages
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Vocabulary Posters
  • Causes of War Fact Flaps
  • Vocabulary Flip Flaps
  • Spotlight on Vocabulary
  • Flipbook (5-pages)
  • Unit Test (on Easel Assessment)
  • Teacher Pacing Guide
  • Videos shared from YouTube
  • Common Core Aligned

Please take a look at the video to see examples of components included in the bundle. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.



What Other Teachers are Saying About This Unit:

✔✔✔"My 4th graders and I LOVE this resource. I use it in addition to our SS curriculum (that only covers American History in one chapter), and it was so comprehensive and engaging. My students were always excited to work on it. The assessment is great too. I wish you had a Civil War version!" --Kaitlin

✔✔✔"I used this resource with my 5th-grade students. This resource was a good supplement to our dry history textbook and helped students to ask meaningful questions, and make better connections between historical figures and events. The font and letter size were easy to read whether on paper or viewing digitally. I appreciated the leveled reading passages which allowed me to make the best selection for my students' abilities on a given topic, and have them feel (and be) successful in comprehending the passages." --Meredith

✔✔✔"My third graders are very interested to learn more about the Revolutionary War. This resource was wonderful because it was age appropriate information and my students felt they got to go 'deeper' into the topic than what is in our textbook. After we learned about the Stamp Act, French and Indian War and other battles, I gave each student one of the people to research. After they made their flip book, they will present their person to the class. They love to 'teach' their classmates!" --Jana

There are five main activities:

Introduction & Causes of War:

Introduce the Revolutionary War Unit with an Anticipatory Set of T/F questions to pique and build background knowledge. Read about the causes of the revolution and complete the organizers.

Influential People:

Create a learning station for each of the 8 character studies. In a folder at each station include the biography reading passages and mini-booklets for students to complete. Students complete the Character Mini-Booklets by writing 3 facts about that person, sorting the timeline dates into the correct order, coloring, cutting, and assembling them into their notebooks.

Major Battles:

Read about the main battles highlighted and complete the graphic organizers. These work well as partner work or as independent work.


Introduce the vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use them as a center activity. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too. Shine a spotlight on vocabulary with related activities included in this pack.

Results of War:

Read about the outcomes or results of the Revolutionary War. After each lesson, bring the students together for class discussions to check for understanding and further their critical thinking skills. At the end of the unit, return to the Anticipatory Questions and K-W-L to check and correct their answers.

Meets the SS4H4 Standards and highlights the following standards:

1. Trace the events that shaped the revolutionary movement in America including:

  • The French and Indian War
  • 1765 Stamp Act
  • "No taxation without Representation"
  • The Sons of Liberty
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • The Boston Massacre

2. Explain the Writing of the Declaration of Independence

3. Major Events in American Revolution that to led to American victory and British defeat include:

  • Battle of Lexington and Concord
  • Battle of Saratoga
  • Battle of Yorktown

4. Meet the key individuals in the American Revolution including:

  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Patrick Henry
  • King George III
  • John Hancock
  • John Adams
  • Paul Revere
  • Benedict Arnold

5. Trace the results or outcomes of the Revolutionary War including:

  • The Treaty of Paris
  • The Continental Congress
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Writing of the United States Constitution

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