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Colonial America 1607-1775
Q 1 : Why did settlers come to America? Where did these colonists come from?
Q 2: What did they do for jobs when they came here?
Q 3 : What states make up the New England Colonies? What states make up the Middle Colonies? What states make up the Southern Colonies? How were the people and their life styles in these three regions different?
Brain Pop - 13 Original Colonies




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Thirteen Colonies
How many colonies does it take to make a country? If you’re talking about the United States, the answer is 13! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby take you on a tour of the original Thirteen Colonies. You’ll learn where the first permanent English settlement in North America was founded, and who fought the French and Indian War. (Hint: It wasn’t just the French and the Indians!) You’ll discover where the Pilgrims landed, and why they--and other settlers--decided to make the journey across the Atlantic Ocean in the first place. You’ll explore the differences and similarities between the lives of colonists from the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies and the Southern Colonies. And you’ll get a sneak peek at what led them all to join together against the mighty British Empire! Next stop: revolution!


Leading up to and Causes of the Revolutionary War - April 19, 1775 - The Beginning of the Revolutionary War

Q1: Who ruled the 13 Colonies?Q2: What events led up to the Revolutionary War?
Q 3: What is taxation without representation? (James Otis)
Q 4: Who were the Sons of Liberty? Who were the Daughters or Liberty?
Q5: What was the Boston Massacre?
Q6: What was the Boston Tea Party? Read Book: You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party!
Q 7: How did George Washington play a role in the Revolutionary War? Why is he called the Father of our Country? Read Book: When Washington Crossed the Delaware
Q 8: How is George Washington like Kilbourn, Walker, and Juneau?

Read Aloud, You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party!

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Vocabulary: taxes, boycot, parliament, Quartering Act of 1765, Sugar Act of 1764, Stamp Act of 1765, repealed, Townshend Acts of 1767, Writs of Assistance (search warrants), Tea Act, Coersive Acts - Intolerable Acts, Continental Congress, militia

Brain Pop - Causes of the Revolutionary War

George Washington



The Declaration of Independence
Q 1: What is the Declaration of Independence? Read Book: The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence
Q 2: Who is Thomas Paine? Why was his pamphlet, Common Sense, critical to establishing the Declaration of Independence?
Q 3: What was Thomas Jefferson's role in the creation of the Declaration of Independence?
Q 4: Why do we celebrate the 4th of July? What is another name for the 4th of July?

Brain Pop - The Declaration of Independence

Teaching the Declaration of Independence

Primary Source - The Declaration of Independence


The American Revolution
Q1: When was the first shot of the Revolutionary War fired? Where did it happen?
Q2: Who warned the colonists about the British coming to Lexington? Paul Revere
Q3: What happened on December 25, 1776?
Q4: What happened in the winter in 1777 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania?
Q5: What did Benjamin Franklin do to help the Colonists?
Q 6: What happened in Yorktown, Virginia in 1781?

Vocabulary: minute men, continental army, guerrila warfare

Brain Pop - American Revolution

Q1: What is the Constitution?
Q2: Who was the father of the Constitution?

American Revolution Click Here.

Vocabulary: popular sovereingty, republicanism, federalism, executive branch, legislative branch, judicial branch, checks and balances, limited government, Bill of Rights, amendments

Brain Pop - The US Constitution

Test Your Knowledge of the Constitution