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Revolutionary War Battles Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary
The resources in this chapter can help you teach your students about the major battles that took place during the American Revolution. The chapter includes lesson plans and accompanying materials covering the Continental Army and the battles of Lexington, Concord, Saratoga and Bunker Hill. Many of these lessons are suitable for younger students. You can use these resources to create lessons and assignments on:
- The Continental Army
- Battle of Saratoga
- Battle of Bunker Hill
- Battles at Lexington and Concord
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- Homework/classwork suggestions: Contains ideas that you can build on to create assignments on Revolutionary War battles that your students can work on in class or at home.
- Discussion questions/topics: Offers suggestions about Revolutionary War battles that will help stimulate class discussion.
- Curriculum standards : Functions as a teaching tool that ensures your lessons on Revolutionary War battles are consistent with current education standards.
How It Works
This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning lessons on Revolutionary War battles easy.
- Find lesson plans for specific topics on Revolutionary War battles that you want to cover in class.
- Formulate your Revolutionary War class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in these lesson plans.
- Share the related lessons about Revolutionary War battles for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
- Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important concepts from these lessons on Revolutionary War battles.
- Engage your students with relevant games and activities, discussion questions or other materials on Revolutionary War battles found in the lesson plan outline.
1. Continental Army Lesson Plan
This lesson plan will help students learn the important details behind the Continental Army's formation, training, and role in the American Revolution. It provides discussion questions, activities and related lessons.
2. The Continental Army: Definition & Facts
Learn about the Continental Army and its leader, General George Washington. This lesson describes the events leading to the Revolutionary War and the Continental Army's key role in securing independence for the United States.
3. Lexington & Concord Lesson Plan
Use this lesson plan to teach your students about events leading up to the start of the Revolutionary War. Students will read a text lesson, discuss content, ask and answer questions, and discover the role Lexington and Concord played in the war.
4. Battles of Lexington & Concord Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts
In this lesson, we will learn about why British colonists in Massachusetts began storing guns and ammunition leading to 'the shot heard round the world' - the battles of Lexington and Concord.
5. Battle of Saratoga Lesson Plan
Teach your students about the importance of the Battle of Saratoga with this lesson plan. Students start off reading a text lesson explaining key elements of the battle, including people and significance, discuss content, then take a quiz and do a project to apply learning.
6. The Battle of Saratoga: Definition, Summary, Facts & Significance
The Battle of Saratoga was a significant turning point for the Patriots during the American Revolutionary War. Learn more about the background, circumstances, and significance of this victory for the United States.
7. Battle of Bunker Hill Lesson Plan
This lesson plan will help you discuss the important concepts related to the Battle of Bunker Hill with your students and it will provide an important activity your students can engage in for further learning and understanding of the key terms surrounding the battle.
8. The Battle of Bunker Hill: Definition, Summary & Facts
By 1775, the American Revolution from Great Britain was beginning to accelerate. At a hill north of Boston, in June 1775, the Revolution became all but inevitable.
9. Battles of the American Revolution Lesson Plan
Teach students about the battles of the American Revolution with a text focused on military advantages and disadvantages as well as strategies used in different battles. Then discuss content, apply with active learning, and finish with a quiz.
10. American Revolution Battles: Lesson for Kids
This lesson focuses on the military advantages and disadvantages seen by the British and Americans during the Revolutionary War. It also shows how the United States was able to use its advantages to the best effect during the war.
11. Battle of Yorktown Lesson Plan
Educate your students about the crucial importance of the decisive Battle of Yorktown with this lesson plan. Students will watch a video detailing the conflict, take a follow-up quiz, and participate in a project that will reinforce main concepts.
12. 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.
13. Battle of Saratoga Activities
The Battle of Saratoga was important to the American victory during the Revolutionary War. Use these activities to help your students understand what happened at the Battle of Saratoga and its historical importance.
14. Bunker Hill Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Teaching about the Battle of Bunker Hill is essential when working on the American Revolution. This lesson plan guides students through key facts with a text lesson, timeline game, and application activity.
15. Battle of Yorktown Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Educate your students about the Battle of Yorktown with this lesson plan. They will study a text lesson on the battle, take a related quiz, and participate in a fun hands-on activity to reinforce new concepts.
16. Battle of Saratoga Lesson Plan for Elementary School
This lesson plan is a tool for helping students learn about the Battle of Saratoga. Students will answer questions about a text and explain the strategy used in battle by creating a battle map.
17. American Revolution Timeline Project Ideas
The American Revolution was a time when the colonists came together and fought for a brand new country. These three timeline projects will bolster your students' knowledge of this twenty-year period.
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