Q2W5: November 14- November 18

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #14
Unit of InstructionRevolutionary War
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.1.1 Provide supporting details for an answer from text, interview for oral history, check validity of information from research/text, and identify strong vs. weak arguments.

SS.8.A.1.7 View historic events through the eyes of those who were there as shown in their art, writings, music, and artifacts.

SS.8.A.3.4 Examine the contributions of influential groups to both the American and British war efforts during the American Revolutionary War and their effects on the outcome of the war.

SS.8.A.3.6 Examine the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Evaluate the reasons for the writing of the DOI
Classroom Activities


DOI Evaluate

DOI Paragraph:

Why did the Founders write the Declaration of Independence?

  • Thesis/Claim (1 pt)
  • At least 3 pieces of evidence (from DoI or historians) (3pts)
  • Elaboration for each evidence (6 pts)


Test Review


Road to Independence Test


Unit 4 Vocab pt 1 

  • Mercenary- a soldier who fights for money (Hessians are an example)
  • Guerilla Warfare- using hit and run tactics
  • Inflation- when it takes more money to buy the same amount of goods
  • Blockade- keeping ships from entering or leaving a port
  • Siege- when a military surrounds somewhere to force it to surrender

Challenge Faced by Continental Soldiers Rev War Primary

Assignments Due
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