Chapter 5 Booklet Activity Learning Targets

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Chapter 5 Booklet Activity

Learning Targets:

  • I can create a booklet that organizes information about the events leading up to the American Revolution.

  • I can explain how the American colonists reacted to British policies, including diplomatically and through military force.

Directions: Follow the steps provided to create a booklet for Chapter 5, “The Spirit of Independence.” Students will identify all of the events, people, laws, acts and important vocabulary from the chapter.

Steps in the Process:

  1. Pick 4 pieces of blank paper.

  2. Fold the paper in half (hamburger-style). Staple all the pages together.

  3. Title your booklet “Chapter 5: The Spirit of Independence.” Include your name and period number. You may choose to add pictures or color.

  4. Label the pages in your booklet with the following headings (leave 2 pages per section):

    • 5.1 – Taxation Without Representation

Essential Question: Following the French and Indian War, how did the British upset the American colonists?

Essential Question: How did colonists react to British policies?

    • 5.3 – A Call to Arms

Essential Question: What brought about the clash between the British soldiers and American colonists at Lexington and Concord?

    • 5.4 – Moving Towards Independence

Essential Question: Why did the American colonists choose to declare independence?

  1. Identify, explain or define all of the terms on the back of this page.


Define: revenue, writs of assistance, resolution, effigy (effigies), boycott, nonimportation, repeal

Identify or describe: Proclamation of 1763, Sugar Act, James Otis, Stamp Act, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, Sons of Liberty, Declaratory Act, Townshend Acts, Daughters of Liberty


Define: propaganda, committee of correspondence

Identify or describe: Crispus Attucks, Boston Massacre, Paul Revere, Tea Act, Boston Tea Party, King George III, Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts)


Define: militia, minutemen, Loyalist, Patriot

Identify or describe: Continental Congress, John Adams, Suffolk Resolves, William Dawes/Paul Revere, Captain John Parker, Lexington and Concord, Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, Colonel William Prescott, Battle of Bunker Hill


Define: petition, preamble

Identify or describe: Second Continental Congress, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Continental Army, George Washington, Olive Branch Petition, Benedict Arnold, Thomas Paine/Common Sense, Richard Henry Lee, Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson

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