Treaty of Paris Lesson Plan

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has taught high school and college biology and has a master's degree in cancer biology.

There are many steps that led to the US becoming its own country. Your students will learn more about the Treaty of Paris as they watch an entertaining video, create timelines, and take a quiz.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this lesson students will be able to:

  • identify major events leading to the Treaty of Paris.
  • give a summary of the main articles of the Treaty of Paris.
  • explain how the treaty impacted the United States in the early years.

Length

1.5 - 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.3

Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

Materials

  • Computer with projector
  • Copies of the lesson quiz
  • Legal paper
  • Colored pencils

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