Description: This app lesson will develop elementary students’ knowledge of the American Revolution and how it led to the Declaration of Independence.
Instructional Objective: Students will research and analyze key components and events pertaining to the American Revolution and then create and present a recording of their interpretation of the component or event based on their research.
Step 1: To get a deeper understanding of the American Revolution, students will use the American Revolution Interactive Timeline for iPad.
Step 2: Students will use the Google app to research one of the major political or economic factors that led to the American Revolution (French and Indian War, Stamp Act, Tea Act, Intolerable Acts, etc.) Student will also use the app to research basic information on the Declaration of Independence.
Step 3: Students will be assigned specific political or economic factors by their teacher and divide themselves into groups based on the factors they were assigned. Using the iMovie app, students will record a reenactment that relates to part of their factor and then provide an explanation of how it led to the Declaration of Independence.
Inspired by Thomas Scott