How Did Opposition to Laws Fuel the American Revolutionary War?
What happens when people don’t have a say in the laws? In this inquiry-based unit, students will explore how the American colonies’ resistance to laws fueled the American Revolutionary War. They will analyze different points of view about the Stamp Act, investigate colonial reactions to the Intolerable Acts, and determine when exactly the American Revolutionary War began.
“As a second and third grade teacher for the entirety of my career I had long taught students history through inquiry. Seeing students explore history in this way has been SUCH a joy! Lightbulb moments galore! A teacher’s dream!...unlike lessons I had taught in the past, I didn’t have to find the primary sources. I didn’t have to research them. I didn’t have to write the lesson plan from scratch. I didn’t have to do anything but read the lesson plan… and teach the lesson!”
“I just used the first lesson in the Mapping Unit. It was so great to get students talking about what they noticed and also expand their thinking on how maps have a special purpose to the user.”
"I love that students got to look at REAL court cases! And it was so easy to use!"
"I liked the simplicity of the handouts. Not too much there to be overwhelming--just enough. Simple, clear directions. The photographs of the clues were great for the students to have."
Other Private i History Detective Units for Grade 3
What Strategies Did Native Nations Use To Protect Their Sovereignty During the American Revolutionary War?Grade 3
How Did Women Influence the American Revolutionary War?Grade 3
Why Do Many People Celebrate on the Fourth of July?Grade 3