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Ch 22: AEPA: The American Revolution

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In preparation for the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science certification exam watch this series of engaging lesson videos to refresh your memory about the battles, events, people and consequences of the American Revolution.

AEPA: The American Revolution - Chapter Summary

Complete the activities of this chapter to improve your understanding of the events that led way to the Unites States' (U.S.) independence from English rule. Watch these lesson videos, taught by our professional instructors, to review the:

  • Battles of Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill
  • Second Continental Congress
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Conflict between British Loyalists and American Patriots
  • Leadership of George Washington and John Paul Jones
  • Loyalist in the southern colonies
  • Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris
  • Impact of the American Revolution

Each lesson video is mobile device friendly and comes with a lesson transcript, that presents a written overview of the material, and lesson quiz, which you can use to test your understanding of the lesson. Improving your mastery over the material you don't understand is simple with video tags that will allow you to skip over the material you've already mastered. Before you finish the chapter don't forget to test your overall understanding of it by taking the chapter exam.

AEPA: The American Revolution - Chapter Objectives

The AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam is used to determine if potential middle-grades teachers know what is necessary to teach middle-grades social sciences. When you take this computer-based certification exam you will asked to complete a series of 150 multiple-choice questions in a three-hour testing session. Of these questions, 50% will ask you about historical events. The activities of this chapter should prepare you for questions about the events and impact of the American Revolution.

10 Lessons in Chapter 22: AEPA: The American Revolution
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Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins

1. Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins

Following the Boston Tea Party, Massachusetts was placed under the command of the British army. Rumors of a rebellion led to an attempted raid on the militia's arsenal. The events that followed at Lexington and Concord touched off the American Revolution.

The Second Continental Congress and Thomas Paine's Common Sense

2. The Second Continental Congress and Thomas Paine's Common Sense

1763 marked the beginning of the long road to revolution for the American colonies. By 1775, military actions had finally erupted. How were the colonists and their leaders going to respond?

The Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy

3. The Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy

After 12 years of tension and fighting, the colonists and their leaders were ready to declare themselves a new country, independent of Great Britain. This lesson examines the motives, the text, and the legacy of America's Declaration of Independence.

British Loyalists vs. American Patriots During the American Revolution

4. British Loyalists vs. American Patriots During the American Revolution

In this lesson, learn about the difficult decisions faced by individuals as the American Revolution erupted. Would you have been a Loyalist or a Patriot? Are you sure about that?

George Washington's Leadership at Trenton, Saratoga & Valley Forge

5. George Washington's Leadership at Trenton, Saratoga & Valley Forge

After a series of setbacks in 1776, George Washington's leadership of the Continental Army helped America turn the tide of the war in three pivotal locations, prompting France to recognize the United States as a nation and an ally.

John Paul Jones and the Naval Battles of the Revolutionary War

6. John Paul Jones and the Naval Battles of the Revolutionary War

Naval battles in the American Revolution are something of a lost chapter in history. Find out about the world's first military submarine, the privateers of the Continental Navy, and the helpful actions of three foreign allies at sea.

Loyalists in the Southern Colonies at the End of the Revolutionary War

7. Loyalists in the Southern Colonies at the End of the Revolutionary War

After surrendering their northern army in the American Revolution, British leaders looked to the Southern Strategy. General Charles Cornwallis hoped that loyalist forces would hold territory so he could sweep north and end the war in Virginia.

The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

8. The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

After the unsuccessful Southern Strategy, General Cornwallis pulled his army up to Yorktown, Virginia. A combined effort by the armies and navies of America and France resulted in British surrender and the 1783 Treaty of Paris that recognized the United States of America.

American Revolution: Social and Economic Impact

9. American Revolution: Social and Economic Impact

Learn about the impact of the Revolutionary War throughout the world, especially on various segments of American society. We'll look at political, social, and economic impacts.

The Second Great Awakening: Charles Finney and Religious Revival

10. The Second Great Awakening: Charles Finney and Religious Revival

The spirit of the Revolution led to changes in American churches in the post-war years. Beginning with a boom in evangelism and missionary work, the Second Great Awakening soon led to social reform, an intertwining of religious values with civic values, and a lasting emphasis on morality in daily life.

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