Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Introduction to the American Revolution - Section 5: Vocabulary


I love all of the components of this lesson! It allows students to develop their own meaning and interpretations about America’s position behind their revolt to be free. In the warm-up, students work to take their identical ideas to develop one unfied statement about the American Revolution.From here students confirm their ideas through the 6 minute video clip. These two activities influence students’ mental state about this historical time period.

From this mental high, students read information about the symbol that our country uses to represent freedom, the American flag. It is here that students commune to understand the significance of the flag’s position at Fort McHenry and how it creates words from Key that serves as our national anthem. The use of collaboration allows students to  exchange thoughts about a well-known event. The need to talk with others gains multiple perspectives about a powerful time in history where Americans gained independence and the drafting of our U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Students enjoyed the use of working together to complete all activities.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: LESSON REFLECTION
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Introduction to the American Revolution

Unit 6: Interdisciplinary Unit: Building ELA Skills Through Historical Documents
Lesson 11 of 11

Objective: SWBAT evaluate the advantages of a digital medium by jotting down ideas presented about the repeating themes of the American Revolution

Big Idea: It’s Time for a Revolution! Boom! Boom!

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