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What challenges did the Continental Army face?

[caption id="attachment_9980" align="aligncenter" width="781"] A mask letter, one means of secret communication used during the American Revolution, is shown by a historical interpreter at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown's re-created Continental Army encampment.[/caption] Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Upper Elementary, Middle, High STANDARDS AND SKILLS Virginia Standards of Le

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Why did some colonial Virginians continue to support the King?

[caption id="attachment_24996" align="aligncenter" width="773"] Dunmore's Proclamation, Library of Congress[/caption] Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Upper Elementary, Middle, High School STANDARDS AND SKILLS VS.4, VS.5, US1.5, US1.6, VUS.4, VUS.5 Demonstrating Comprehension; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questi

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Why did some colonial Virginians seek independence?

Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Upper Elementary, Middle, High School STANDARDS AND SKILLS VS.4, VS.5, US1.5, US1.6, VUS.4, VUS.5 Demonstrating Comprehension; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills This lesson also meets national standards for social studies. LESSON OVE

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How did relations between Britain and the colonies change after the French and Indian War?

Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Upper Elementary, Middle, High School STANDARDS AND SKILLS VS.4, VS.5, US1.5, US1.6, VUS.4, VUS.5 Demonstrating Comprehension; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills This lesson also meets national standards for social studies. LESSON OVE

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What was everyday life like in colonial Virginia?

Download this lesson GRADE LEVEL Upper Elementary, Middle, High School   STANDARDS AND SKILLS VS.4, VS.5, US1.5, US1.6, VUS.4, VUS.5 Demonstrating Comprehension; Comparing and Contrasting; Determining Cause and Effect; Using Information Sources; Organizing Information; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills This lesson also meets national standards for social studies.

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James Lafayette, Slave Spy

GRADE LEVEL Slave Spy Youth Edit Script (grades 4 – 6); Slave Spy Script (grades 7 – 12) STANDARDS AND SKILLS VS.4, VS.5, US1.5, US1.6, VUS.4, VUS.5 Determining Cause and Effect; Making Connections; Exercising Civic Responsibility; Using Information Sources; Questioning and Critical Thinking Skills This lesson also meets national standards of learning for social studies and language arts

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Making a Patriot Inquiry

Inquiry Description: This inquiry examines the choices that individuals make, and the reasons behind those choices. Designed to encourage students to interact with primary and secondary sources to determine how and why historical people made the choice to either seek independence or to remain loyal to the King. The inquiry is adaptable for upper elementary, middle, or high school students. The in

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The Language of the American Revolution

[caption id="attachment_24996" align="aligncenter" width="773"] Dunmore's Proclamation, Library of Congress[/caption] Download the lesson: The Language of the American Revolution lesson plan GRADE LEVEL 6-8 STANDARDS AND SKILLS Virginia Standards of Learning: ENG 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, ENG 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, ENG 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, VS.4, VS.5, US1.5, US1.6 Using Information Sources; Determi

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In the Name of Liberty

After the colonies declared their independence, the military conflict between America and Great Britain developed into an all-out war, involving American, British, German, and eventually, French soldiers. The Revolution eventually became a long and brutal struggle that divided many communities and affected all Americans. After more than two centuries, the conflict that won American independence ha

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How Revolutionary Are You?

  What do you have in common with the people of the American Revolution? Answer 10 multiple choice questions and be paired with your "revolutionary" counterpart! With twenty possible outcomes, you will see the diversity of those who's lives were touched by the American Revolution.

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