Lesson Plan

Sequencing Events Leading to America's Independence

Students will use Primary Sources to help sequence events leading up to America's Independence
Jen F.
Classroom teacher
Charles R. Drew Charter School
Atlanta, United States
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My Grades 10
My Subjects Social Studies

Students will be able to analyze documents to put key events from the American Revolutionary Period in order. 

Social Studies
Grades 10
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1 Hook

Activity: Conversing

Using a Think/Pair/Share Protocol, have students brain storm events that led to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 

2 Guided Practice


  • Preview the assignment with students, reviewing class protocol for analyzing documents. 
  • Have students complete the lesson, analyzing the primary source documents to put the events in order. 
  • When finished, students can mark complete to have their answers sent to you. 
  • Students can then submit their answers and a summarizing paragraph to you via email as a closing.