In this unit, students will learn about the events leading up to the American Revolution through primary and secondary print sources and artwork. Students will recognize that British and American points of view differed greatly through the pre-Revolutionary time period. These differing points of view are present in primary and secondary print sources and artwork. Students will distinguish between these points of view and explain how different perspectives and ideas played an important role in the causes and events leading to the American Revolution. They will then apply critical thinking skills to create a written account and piece of artwork that interpret an event of the American Revolution from a specific point of view.
Shay, Michael and Susong, Carrie, "Revolutionary Perspectives: Using Primary Sources and Art to Teach the Causes of the American Revolution [4th grade]" (2006). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 18.
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