Q4W3 4/3-4/7


TeacherDanielle Bartlett
Subject AreaELA & Social Studies
Grade Level5
Week #
Unit of InstructionUnit 8
Standard(s) Taught

Standards Addressed in Lesson:

·         See attachment for ELA

·         SS.5.A.5.1 – Identify and explain significant events leading up to the American Revolution.

·         SS.5.A.5.2 – Identify significant individuals and groups who played a role in the American Revolution.

·         SS.5.A.5.3 – Explain the significance of historical documents including key political concepts, origins of these concepts, and their role in American independence.

·         SS.5.A.5.4 – Examine and explain the changing roles and impact of significant women during the American Revolution.

·         SS.5.A.5.5 – Examine and compare major battles and military campaigns of the American Revolution.

·         SS.5.A.5.6 – Identify the contributions of foreign alliances and individuals to the outcome of the Revolution.

·         SS.5.A.5.7 – Explain economic, military, and political factors which led to the end of the Revolutionary War.

·         SS.5.A.5.8 – Evaluate the personal and political hardships resulting from the American Revolution.

·         SS.5.A.5.9 – Discuss the impact and significance of land policies developed under the Confederation Congress (Northwest Ordinance of 1787).

·         SS.5.A.5.10 – Examine the significance of the Constitution including its key political concepts, origins of those concepts, and their role in American democracy.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Students will be able to define “revolution” and “revolt.”
  • Students will be able to explain what the French and Indian War was and how it began to create tension between England and the colonies.
  • Students will be able to explain the what the phrase “no taxation without representation” means.
  • Students will describe the causes of the war and the battles of Lexington and Concord.
  • Students will explore and discuss the major battles of the war leading up to the Declaration of Independence.
  • Student will explain what the Declaration of Independence was.
  • Students will explore and discuss the major battles of the war happening after the Declaration of Independence.


·         What does water mean to people and the societies they live in?


Classroom Activities

·         Summarizing text

·         Writing a research report

·         Figurative Language

·         Characterization

·         Declaration of Independence

·         The end of the revolution and a new presidency

·         American Revolution Review (summative test will be 4/12)

Assignments Due

·         Benchmark U8W1

·         Vocabulary test – 4/7

·         Spelling Test – 4/7

·         Reading Quiz – 4/7

·         Declaration of Independence Preamble – 4/6


Additional Resources

Know how to spell all words as well as the definition for each word.

Vocab – Lesson 29

Root –

Vit, viv – life, alive

Words –

1.       Survival – the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, especially in spite of difficult conditions.

2.       Vitality – a lively or energetic quality; the power or ability of something to continue to live, be successful, etc.

3.       Vital – absolutely necessary or important; essential.

4.       Vitamin – a natural substance that is usually found in foods that helps your body to be healthy; a pill containing vitamins.

5.       Vivacious – happy and lively in a way that is attractive.


Prefix –

Sym- syn- – with, together

Words –

6.       Synthesis – something that is made by combining different things.

7.       Synthetic – made by combining different substances; not natural.

8.       Synagogue – a building where people gather for Jewish religious services.

9.       Symposium – a formal meeting at which experts discuss a particular subject.

10.   Sympathy – the feeling that you care about and are sorry about someone else’s trouble, grief, or misfortune.



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