American Revolution Biography Menu Board



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American Revolution Biography Menu Board

There are many who played an important role in the American Revolution. In order to learn more about those who helped shape our nation, you will complete items from the menu below.


Essential Question

Who played a significant role in the American Revolution and what was the individual’s contribution?


Objective

Students will identify important people of the Revolutionary War.


Standards:

SS4H4: The student will explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution.

a. Trace the events that shaped the revolutionary movement in America, including the French and Indian War, British Imperial Policy that led to the 1765 Stamp Act, the slogan “no taxation without representation,” the activities of the Sons of Liberty, and the Boston Tea Party.

b. Explain the writing of the Declaration of Independence; include who wrote it, how it was written, why it was necessary, and how it was a response to tyranny and the abuse of power.

c. Describe the major events of the American Revolution and explain the factors leading to American victory and British defeat; include the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown.

d. Describe key individuals in the American Revolution with emphasis on King George III, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Benedict Arnold, Patrick Henry, and John Adams.
ELACC4W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

a. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

c. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases. (e.g., another, for example, also, because).

d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.


ELACC4W7: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different topics.
People who assisted in the American Revolution:


Nathan Hale Benedict Arnold

George Washington Abigail Adams

Benjamin Franklin Francis Marion

John Adams Thomas Paine

Patrick Henry Samuel Adams


http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/American_Revolution.html

http://mrnussbaum.com/ampeople/

http://www.kathimitchell.com/revolt.htm

http://www.ducksters.com/history/american_revolution.php

http://libertyskids.com/arch_who.html
Main dish – Choose one person that you would like to research. This should be a person that you are somewhat unfamiliar with and one that you find interesting. Be sure that you can locate enough quality information on the person before making your decision. Choose one of the following products to create on the individual. Use the attached graphic organizer to record your information. You may/may not use all parts of the organizer, but make it useful to fit your research information.
Choice #1: Bio Cube

Using your completed graphic organizer and the following guide, create a bio cube to share information about your chosen person.

Side 1: your name, famous person’s name, date and place of birth and death, two symbols to represent your person ex: battery symbolizes ability to keep going, candle represents vigilance

Side 2: picture of your person and five awesome adjectives to describe the person

Side 3: Why was this person important to the American Revolution?

Side 4: interesting facts/famous quote/character traits/accomplishments/honors received

Side 5: personal information (early/late life, family)

Side 6: list of resources/life lesson – something you learned from this person, things you admire about the person


Choice #2: Paper Doll

Using the paper doll template, create a paper doll to mimic your famous person. Remember to use clothing that relates to your famous person. Use the templates for clothing. You will keep your paper doll in a manila pocket folder. Using your completed graphic organizer, creatively decorate your pocket folder with information and images.



Front of folder: your name, famous person’s name, date and place of birth and death, five awesome adjectives to describe the person, importance to the American Revolution, interesting facts, life lesson – something you learned from this person, things you admire about individual, images to fill empty space

Back of folder: famous quote, character traits, accomplishments, honors received, personal information (early/late life, family), images to fill empty space, list of resources
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Dessert

Speaking Avatar

Using the following website, your own username and password (provided by teacher), knowledge gained during your “main dish” research, and your imagination …create a speaking avatar to tell about the individual from your main dish.

https://www.voki.com/classroom/login_status.php
GRAPHIC ORGANIZER Name: __________________________
Famous individual: ____________________________________


Date and place of birth



Date and place of death


Awesome adjectives to describe the person

1. 2.


3. 4.

5. 6.


Role played in the American Revolution

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Accomplishments/Honors Received

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Personal information (early/late life; family; education)

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Interesting Facts

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Life lesson: something important you learned from this person/something you admire

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Quotable Quote: something important this person said

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