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Unit 1: From Revolution to Constitution

Summative activities:

  1. Make a time line of major events in American Revolutionary history, from the Stamp Act of 1765 to the Treaty of Paris of 1783. Write a one-sentence explanation of the importance of each event included in your selection.

  2. [Standard 1—chronological thinking]

  3. Divide the class into two groups to study and discuss the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Students should work as a group, but make each student responsible for learning and understanding a few lines of each document. Final presentations should include one group teaching a document, line by line, to the other group.
    [Standard 2—historical comprehension]