Q2W3: October 31- November 4

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #11
Unit of InstructionAmerican Revolution
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.3.2 Explain American colonial reaction to British policy from 1763 – 1774.

SS.8.A.3.3 Recognize the contributions of the Founding Fathers (John Adams, Sam Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Mason, George Washington) during American Revolutionary efforts.

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

SS.8.A.3.7 Examine the structure, content, and consequences of the Declaration of Independence.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:

  • Debate from the viewpoint of either the Loyalists or Patriots
Classroom Activities


Early Battles   Early Battles Notes

Work on Song/Book


Work on Song/Book


Present Songs/Book


Tory or Whig

1st Continental Congress Simulation

8th Period:


Why did some colonists support the Patriots? Why did some support the Loyalists? (Use the Tory or Whig document)

Make a political cartoon supporting the side of your choice with at least 1 real event.

Assignments Due
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