Sunday, January 31, 2010

Standards Sundays: Grade 5 causes of the American Revolution

Who was she? What did she do? Why should we name buildings and parks after her?

The main strand says:
Students explain the causes of the American Revolution.

Which is a pretty big area. They are supposed to go into all the taxation acts, the continental congresses, and something called the "Committees of Correspondence," which doesn't even ring a bell to me.

On top of that, students are supposed to study the lives of key people of the era and the events they participated in. This part seems pretty fun. I like biography lessons. It would be fun to do a little reader's theater, bringing all the characters together even if not all of them knew each other.

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