Grade 5 Unit 3 American Revolution

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:        Social Studies

Grade:           5

Unit:              American Revolution

Pacing:          3rd Marking Period

Essential Question(s):

1.      What happens when people have different ideas about how they should be governed?

2.      What problems occur when people want to be independent?

3.      What factors determine the outcome of a struggle for independence?

Big Idea(s):

1.      There will be problems and disagreements that lead to change when people become unhappy with their government

 

2.      Independence usually involves struggle and presents its citizens with problems to overcome.

 

3.      The struggle for independence is influenced by economics, geography, leadership, technology,  and determination


CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

 

1.1.1       Explain how specific individuals and their ideas and beliefs influenced American history

 

1.3.1 - Trace the evolving relationship between England and its American colonies.

 

1.11.2 - Analyze examples of disagreement between government taxation and citizen resentment and resistance

Supporting:

 

1.1.2 -   Compare and contrast the economic, political and/or religious differences that contributed to conflicts (e.g. French and Indian Wars, American Revolution)

1.11.1 - Explain how the government needs taxes to provide goods and services


“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

Evolution of relationship between England and American colonies

·         French and Indian War

·         Proclamation of 1763

·         First Continental Congress

·         Declaration of Independence

·         Revolutionary War

 

Examples of disagreement -government taxation, citizen resentment and resistance

·         Sugar Act

·         Stamp Act

·         Townshend Acts

·         Boston Massacre

·         Boston Tea Party

·         Intolerable Acts

 

Specific individuals and their ideas and beliefs

·         King George

·         George Washington

·         Ben Franklin

·         Samuel Adams

·         Paul Revere

·         Loyalists

·         Patriots

 

Supporting:

 

Economic, political and/or religious differences that contributed to conflicts

 

Taxation and government services

 

 

 

Trace – evolution of relationship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analyze – disagreements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explain – ideas and beliefs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compare and contrast -  differences that caused conflicts

 

 

Explain

 

 

 

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Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

 

“Dipsticks” (Informal Progress Monitoring Checks):

Vocabulary quizzes

Journal entries

Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

·        Textbook: Harcourt Horizons – Unit 4

·        Chapter 8 – Uniting the Colonies

·        Chapter 9 – The Revolutionary War

·        Computer Websites: See attachment - Interactive American History Websites

·        Video


Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

1.      KWL charts

2.      Partner reads/ discussion

3.      Response log entries using CMT question stems

4.      Note taking

5.      Graphic organizers

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

revolution

ally – alliance

congress

delegate

Parliament

proclamation

Bill of Rights

pioneer

budget

representation

treason

boycott

declaration

repeal

liberty

bias

monopoly

blockade

quarter

intolerable

petition

commander in chief

olive branch

mercenary

American Revolution classroom plays

Illustrated timeline of events leading to the Revolutionary War or Key events of the Revolutionary War

Make posters supporting of protesting  tax laws

 Read biographies  of significant individuals– do oral reports

Write news article reporting on a significant event of the Revolutionary War

Draw a political cartoon