Lesson Plans
Social Studies 8 1st Q 02.03 Lesson Plans
Week: 10/14/2002 Instructor: Mary Jo Hendrickson Academics
finish the film if necessary
Students are to read 160-163
Assignment due on Wed. Create a chart showing the strengths and weaknesses of the American and British armies. Consider categoreis such as military leaders, morale, support from civilians, training and equipment as well as methods and strategy
How did the declaration of independence force the colonists to choose sides in the revolution
How did Congress struggle between peace and war with Britain
How did the Continental Army gain control of Boston
What were the advantages and disadvantages for both the British and the Colonists
Key terms: abstain, Patriot, Loyalists, republic
Students are to read 168-171
The American problems and defeats in the early years of the war.
Studetns will create a concept web in class on the Declaration of Independence
Key terms: garrison, radical, traitor, preamble, natural rights
Using the information the students completed while watching the film they will take on the role of newspaper reporter interview with the delegates from the Continental Congress on one of the following topics:
==How and why the Declaration of Independence was written
==the origin and meaning of "natural rights: and how this concept is applied in the Declaration of Independence
==the conntents of the Declarationof Independence.
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