The War for Independence
Revolution and Revolutionaries
On the Brink of War
2. What type of propaganda is used to attract soldiers? Identify examples.
3. Describe economic encouragement used to attract military recruits.
4. Who is most likely to join - a patriot or a loyalist?
5. How are the posters different? Similar?
6. With this type of recruiting happening throughout the 13 Colonies, how prepared will the Colonial Army be when facing the British Army?
Compromise or Conflict?
8. What was the King’s response to the petition? How did the colonists respond?
9. Why was George Washington chosen as the leader of the Continental Army?
10. How were the two armies different? Similar?
11. What advantages and disadvantages did each army have?
7. Why were Paul Revere and William Dawes sent to warn of the “regulars or redcoats” arrival?
8. Why were the British marching to Lexington and Concord?
9. What was Paul Revere’s message to the British soldier?
10. From the British point of view, what crime could Revere be committing by his ride?
11. Do you think other colonists shared the same beliefs as Revere? Why? Why not?
American Revolutionaries Project
American Revolutionary Wanted Poster
You will investigate a famous revolutionary individual in order to develop a wanted poster from the British point of view. Questions to consider about wanted posters: What is the purpose of a wanted poster? What information is included on a wanted poster? See teacher for details.
"The Shot Heard 'Round the World"
13. What differences did you see between the two armies?
14. Why would the British army want the capture the colonists’ weapons?
15. What mistakes did the British army make at Lexington?
16. How do the colonists use the geography of the area as the British soldiers march back to Boston?
Lexington and Concord
Winter at Valley Forge
Battles of the American Revolution Interactive
American Revolution Group Project
Key Events of the American Revolution
Research and evaluate key events of the American Revolution including the Battles of Lexington/Concord, the Battle of Saratoga, the winter at Valley Forge, and the Battle of Yorktown . Design a PowerPoint, a Prezi, or a Storyboard (comic book) presentation with a minimum of six slides. These slides need to provide details (who, what, where, when and why) and images that reflect each battle. See the teacher for details.