Causes of Conflict
Essential Questions Keywords
Primary Sources Video Streaming
Links for Students Dewey Numbers
Non-Fiction Fiction EALRS Handouts
Directions to Students:
In a cohesive paper or presentation, you will:
Describes the background of the conflict including all of the following:
- who was involved in the conflict,
- what the conflict was,
- when the conflict took place, and
- where the conflict took place.
Demonstrates an understanding of the causes of the conflict by explaining relevant ideas from each of the four social studies perspectives:
- civics, and
Identifies on a timeline of events related to the causes of the conflict using ideas from each of the four social studies perspectives:
- civics, and
Lists three sources including the title, author, type of source, and date of each source.
Possible Essential Questions: Choose One
- What were the geographic, economic, civic and historic causes that led to the Revolutionary War?
- What were the geogragraphic, economic, civic and historic causes that led to the Boston Tea Party?
Do you need additional
information? Use these words and phrases to search Nettrekker, Proquest Magazine Index, E-Library, an online
library catalog, print
encyclopedias or the World Wide Web:
- War of
- Boston Tea
- Valley Forge
- Battle of
- Battle of
- George Washington, Paul
Revere, or names of other important people of
- Declaration of
- Stamp Act
- Townshend Act
American Memory http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/armhtml/armhome.html
Rochambeau Map Collection contains maps used by Jean Baptiste Donatien
de Vimeur (1725-1807), when he was commander in chief of the French
expeditionary army (1780-82) during the American Revolution. The maps
show Revolutionary-era military actions and early state maps from the
1790s.The collection consists of 40 manuscript and 26 printed maps, and
a manuscript atlas, the originals of which are in the Library of
Congress' Geography and Map Division.
Liberty! the American Revolution http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/index.html
This PBS website contains information on key events, timelines, and
links to primary sources. Designed to complement the popular PBS series
by the same name, users do not need to see the series to find this site
site includes primary and secondary sources including images and
documents. The above image comes from this site. Note: The address
given is for images. Click here to go to the home page and search for additional documents including the Declaration of Independence.
American History: Road to Revolution
Follow the route of revolutionaries as Assignment Discovery explores
the conditions and causes of the American Revolution. Exploring events
from the Boston Massacre to Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, students will
gain a deep understanding of the struggle to gain independence and the
values of American democracy.
Grade 9 - 12 ©2006 Discovery Channel School unitedstreaming.com
Countdown to Independence: Causes of the American Revolution
Taxation without representation emerged as the central issue of
conflict between the colonies and Great Britain. Full motion footage
accompanied by stills of historical events and dramatized narration
shows how this issue led to actual conflict. The Boston Tea Party, the
Quartering Acts, the Boston Massacre and the Intolerable Acts
contributed to the American Revolution, a revolution that signaled the
birth of the first new nation in modern history, and became a sign of
hope for our country and for people throughout the world seeking
freedom. Grade 6 - 8 ©1993 Rainbow Educational Media unitedstreaming.com
[This video can be edited.]
Events Leading Up to War, The: The Revolutionary War Series
What were the key events that brought a divided people together to
stand and fight as one? In this engaging production your students will
learn about the French and Indian War, Stamp Act, Intolerable Acts,
Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, and battles at Lexington and
Concord. They will come to know the important actions of men like
Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Paul
Revere. Your students will gain a firm understanding of why America
went to war with Great Britain and what motivated the Patriots to form
their own country.
Grade 6 - 8 ©2004 100% Educational Videos unitedstreaming.com
Seeds of Liberty: Causes of the American Revolution
Full motion footage accompanied by stills of historical events combined
with dramatized narration explain the growing unrest between America
and Great Britain in the pre-revolutionary period. America comprised a
great diversity of people working to build a successful nation. England
began to impose more and more of its trade policies and high taxes. Led
by strong outspoken leaders, the people of the colonies began to show
their resentment toward Britain's interference. This conflict would be
the basis for the battle that ensued. Grade 6 - 8 ©1993 Rainbow
Educational Media unitedstreaming.com
[This video can be edited.] [This title is Closed Captioned.]
If you want to browse the
shelves in the library to locate information about the
American Revolution, look for these numbers:
- 973.3 - American Revolution and
confederation 1775 -1789
- 974 - Northeastern United
- 921 - Individual
Anderson, Dale. Causes of the American Revolution. 2006. Presents the causes of the American Revolution using quotes and biographical focus boxes.
Beller, Susan Provost. Yankee Doodle and the Redcoats : Soldiering in the Revolutionary War.
2003. Using excerpts from diaries, letters, newspaper articles, and
other primary sources, tells of the everyday lives of the soldiers who
fought the Revolutionary War, for both the British and for the colonies.
Bober, Natalie. Countdown to independence: a revolution of ideas in England and her American colonies, 1760-1776.
2001. Examines the people and events both in the American colonies and
in Great Britain between 1760 and 1776 that led to the American
Erdosh, George. Food and recipes of the Revolutionary War.
1997. Describes the kinds of foods commonly consumed by colonists,
including soldiers, during the time of the American Revolutionary War.
Includes recipes. Lexile: 780
Fradin, Dennis B. Let it begin here! : Lexington & Concord: first battles of the American Revolution.
2005. Presents a short history of the Battles of Lexington and Concord,
and describes how the rebel leaders were warned of the approaching
British and the standoff between seventy Lexington militiamen and two
hundred fifty British regulars.
Fritz, Jean. Can't you make them behave, King George?
1977. A biography of George the Third, King of Great Britain at the
time of the American Revolution. Lexile: 800
Fritz, Jean. Traitor, the case of Benedict Arnold. 1997.
A study of the life and character of the brilliant Revolutionary War
general who deserted to the British for money. Lexile: 1020
George, Lynn. A time line of the American Revolution.
2003. A discussion of the American Revolution which takes a
chronological approach, focusing on the development and use of a time
Kroll, Steven. The Boston Tea Party.
1998. Describes the events preceding, during, and following the event
which helped precipitate the American Revolutionary War. Lexile: 810
Moore, Kim. If you lived at the time of the American Revolution.
Discusses the different aspects of the American Revolution; includes
information about what started the Revolution, who fought in it, what a
Loyalist was, and other related topics. Lexile: 860
Penner, Lucille. Liberty! How the Revolutionary War Began.
2002. Originally published as: The liberty tree : the beginning of the
American Revolution, 1998.;Includes index. Color illustrations fill
this history of the events leading to the Revolutionary War, which
describes such aspects as the Stamp Act, the Boston Massacre, and the
"shot heard 'round the world." Lexile 780
Stein, R. Conrad. The Boston Tea Party.
1996. Describes the events preceding, during, and following this noted
event, which helped precipitate the American Revolutionary War. Lexile:
Avi. The fighting ground.
1984. Thirteen-year-old Jonathan goes off to fight in the Revolutionary
War and discovers the real war is being fought within himself. Lexile:
Borden, Louise. Sleds on Boston Common : a story from the American Revolution.
Henry complains to the royal governor, General Gage, after his plan to
sled down the steep hill at Boston Common is thwarted by the masses of
British troops camped there. Lexile: 640
Denenberg, Barry. The Journal of William Thomas Emerson A Revolutionary War Patriot.
1998. William, a twelve-year-old orphan, writes of his experiences in
pre-Revolutionary War Boston where he joins the cause of the patriots
who are opposed to the British rule. Lexile: 950
Forbes, Esther. Johnny Tremain : a novel for old & young.
1943. After injuring his hand, a silversmith's apprentice in Boston
becomes a messenger for the Sons of Liberty in the days before the
American Revolution. Lexile: 840
Gregory, Kristiana. Five smooth stones.
2001. In her diary, a young girl writes about her life and the events
surrounding the beginning of the American Revolution in Philadelphia in
1776. Lexile: 640
Gregory, Kristiana. The winter of red snow : the Revolutionary War diary of Abigail Jane Stewart.
1996. Eleven-year-old Abigail presents a diary account of life in
Valley Forge from December 1777 to July 1778 as General Washington
prepares his troops to fight the British. Lexile: 870
O'Dell, Scott. Sarah Bishop.
1980. Left alone after the deaths of her father and brother who took
opposite sides in the War for Independence, and fleeing from the
British who seek to arrest her, Sarah struggles to shape a new life for
herself in the wilderness. Lexile: 760
Reit, Seymour. Guns for General Washington : a story of the American Revolution.
2001. In the bitter winter of 1775-76, Colonel Henry Knox and his
younger brother Will, both of the Continental Army, become frustrated
with the British blockade of Boston and decide to attempt to move 183
cannons from Fort Ticonderoga, over 300 miles of mountainous
wilderness, to defend the besieged city. Lexile: 900
Roop, Peter. An eye for an eye.
2000. At the dawn of the Revolutionary War, Samantha Byrd must decide
whether or not to seek revenge and join the troops in fighting.
4.3.2. Analyzes the multiple causes of change and conflict in US History. (EALR 4.3. Understands that there are multiple perspectives and interpretations of historical events.)
5.4.1. Researches multiple perspectives to take a position on a public or historical issue in a paper or presentation. (EALR 5.4. Creates a product…)
4.1.1. Understands and creates timelines to show how historical events are caused by other important events. (5th Grade) (EALR 4.1 Understands historical chronology.)
5.4.2. Prepares a list of resources including the title, author, type of source, date published, and publisher for each source and arranges the sources alphabetically. (5th Grade) (EALR 5.4. Creates a product…)
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