The Road to the Revolutionary War
There were many economic and political issues and events that
led up to the American Revolution over the time period from 1763-1774. You are going to create a newspaper reporting the events that led to the Revolution. (Each event will be one section
of the newspaper.) Your group is to pick an event from the following list:
*French and Indian War 1754
*Proclamation of 1763
*Quartering Act 1765
*Stamp Act 1765
*Boston Massacre 1770
*Boston Tea Party 1773
*First Continental Congress 1774
In your newspaper you will write about your assigned event. Your newspaper will include facts about
the story, eyewitness accounts, and opinion statements. (CScope 5th
Grade Social Studies Unit 3, lesson 2-TEKS 5.2B) Below you will find information
to get you started.
The Declaration of Independence by David and Patricia Armentrout.
This book explains the Declaration of Independence and the events leading up to it being written including the Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, First and Second Continental Congress, and the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
The Boston Massacre: Five Colonists Killed by British Soldiers by Allison Stark Draper.
This book describes the events leading up to the Boston Massacre, the event, the trial, and how it
is important to American History.
The Boston Tea Party by Cory Gunderson.
This book discusses the feelings of the American colonists of high taxes by Great Britain and the event of the colonists
dumping the tea in Boston Harbor.
The Road to Freedom, 1750-1783 by Stuart Kallen.
This book describes the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War.
The French and Indian War by Benton and Louise Minks.
This book discusses the French and Indian War between England and France.
973.3Wad Events Leading to the American Revolution by Linda R. Wade.
This book describes the reasons why the colonists decided to fight against Great Britain. It includes the invasion of Boston, the Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party and other events.
B Was George Washington by Rick Burke.
This book is a biography about George Washington including his involvement in the French and Indian War, his participation in Continental
Congress, and his actions as President.
EASY Smi John, Paul, George & Ben by Lane Smith.
This is a fun book describing the early lives of five founding fathers of the United States including John Hancock, Paul Revere, George Washington,
Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson.
The Revolutionary War Series: The Events Leading Up to War –This film is about how the American colonial people came together to
fight for freedom. It talks about the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and the Battles of Lexington and Concord. 100% Educational Videos. (2004). The Revolutionary War Series: The Events Leading Up to War [Full Video].
Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com/
The American Revolution: From Colonies to Constitution: The Road to Revolution - This film has information about the Proclamation of 1763, The
Boston Massacre, The Stamp Act, The First Continental Congress, The Quartering Act, and Boston Tea Party. Ancient Lights. (2001). The American Revolution: From Colonies to Constitution: The Road to Revolution [Full Video]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com/
Online Resources & Websites
http://www.kidport.com- On menu across top click “Content”, then in table under Reference Library Section click “American Revolution”. This web page has a timeline of events up to George Washington becoming president with links to information about the French and Indian War, the Stamp
Act, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the First Continental Congress, and more.
http://www.usfca.edu/fac-staff/conwell/revolution/openingpage.htm - Click on each link to learn information about the Stamp Act, the Quartering Act, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Intolerable Acts, and the First Continental Congress.
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/revolutionarywar.htm - Click on links to learn about battles, documents, and people that influenced the American Revolution.
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/history/revolution.htm - A timeline of events of the American Revolution from 1775-1783.
Do the Revolutionary War Battles Scavenger Hunt at http://www.mrnussbaum.com/amrevolution/printables/revolutionary_war.pdffor a review.
Mr. Nussbaum: A Thousand Sites in One http://www.mrnussbaum.com A good source to use to look up events from American Revolution.
Searchasaurushttp://www.destiny.mcisd.org/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home Under student
links, click Searchasaurus.
R031 Wor The World Book Encyclopedias
R 973.03Kin Children’s Encyclopedia of American History
Places to Browse in the library
973.3 - Revolutionary War, American Revolution
Biographies - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock
Keywords and Phrases for Searching on Internet
*Events leading to American Revolution
*American History 1763-1774
http://www.quia.com/cb/1541.html - Revolutionary Jeopardy-Play Jeopardy to review what you have learned about The Road to
(2011). Retrieved June 26, 2011, from Searchasaurus powered by EBSCO Host:
100% Educational Videos. (2004). The Revolutionary War Series: The Events Leading Up
to War [Full Video]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com/
Ancient Lights. (2001). The American Revolution: From Colonies to Constitution: The Road to Revolution [Full Video]. Available from
Armentrout, D. &. (2005). The Declaration of Independence. Vero Beach: Rourke Publications.
Burke, R. (2033). George Washington. Chicago: Heinemann Library.
Conwell, D., Drucker-Hunsaker, S., & Ochoa, J. M. (1999). American Revolution. Retrieved June 25, 2011, from University of San Francisco:
Draper, A. (2001). The Boston Massacre: Five Colonists Killed by British
Soldiers. New York: Rosen/PowerKids Press.
Gunderson, C. (2004). The Boston Tea Party. Edina: ABDO Daughters.
Kallen, S. (1990). The Road to Freedom, 1750-1783. Edina: Abdo.
Kidport. (2011). The American Revolution. Retrieved June 25, 2011, from Kidport
Reference Library: www.kidport.com
King, D. C. (2003). Creating a Nation 1763-1800. In D. C. King, Children's
Encyclopedia of American History (pp. 38-55). New York: DK Publishing, Inc.
Martin, J. K. (2006). Revolutionary War in America. In W. Book, The World Book
Encyclopedia (pp. 270-288). Chicago: World Book, Inc.
Minks, B. a. (1995). The French and Indian War. San Diego: Lucent Books.
Nussbaum, M. (n.d.). American Revolution. Retrieved June 26, 2001, from Mr. Nussbaum: A Thousand Sites in One:
Nussbaum, M. (n.d.). Revolutionary War Battles Scavenger Hunt. Retrieved June 26, 2011, from Mr. Nussbaum: A Thousand Sites in One:
Quia. (n.d.). Revolutionary Jeopardy! Retrieved June 25, 2011, from Quia: http://www.quia.com/cb/1541.html
Smith, L. (2006). John, Paul, George & Ben. New York: Hyperion Books for Children.
The American Revolutionary War. (n.d.). Retrieved June 25, 2011, from Social Studies for Kids:
Wade, L. R. (2001). Events Leading to the American Revolution. Edina: ABDO & Daughters.