8th Grade American Revolution Project

Washington_Crossing_the_Delaware_by_Emanuel_Leutze,_MMA-NYC,_1851

 US History American Revolution Selfie Project

 

Assignment Instructions:

  1. You will be completing an individual slide in the presentation created for the whole class in Google classroom.  The slide will be setup as a template and you will have a spot for a selfie with your person, hashtags, and text messages (example below).
    1. Text conversation will occur between your person and someone they would have direct contact with and would need to communicate with regularly.
    2. At least 1 conversation with at least four messages.
    3. The three hashtags should help identify your person’s role in the revolution.
    4. The image of your persons should be imposed on the selfie that you take from the templates setup in the library.

Example:

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Key Figures from the American Revolution

    1. Crispus Attucks
    2. King George III
    3. Thomas Jefferson
    4. John Paul Jones
    5. Patrick Henry
    6. Thomas Paine
    7. Wentworth Cheswell
    8. Samuel Adams
    9. John Adams
    10. Abigail Adams
    11. Mercy Otis Warren
    12. George Washington
    13. Haym Solomon
    14. James Armistead
    15. The Marquis de Lafayette
    16. Benjamin Franklin
    17. Bernardo Galvez

  

Research Resources:

  • Mackinvia.com has quite a few articles and resources that can be used to gather information. SIRS, EBSCO Student Research Center, and the online encyclopedias are good resources.

 

Thomas Jefferson

  1. http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/275141
  2. http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/thomas-jefferson
  3. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/jefferson-thomas
  4. http://www.history.org/Almanack/people/bios/biojeff1.cfm

 

Patrick Henry

  1. http://www.history.org/Almanack/people/bios/biohen.cfm
  2. http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/patrick-henry
  3. http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/274847

 

Wentworth Cheswell

  1. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/secret/famous/cheswell.html
  2. http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/608689

Samuel Adams

  1. http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/samuel-adams
  2. http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/272712
  3. http://www.ushistory.org/us/9c.asp

John Adams

  1. http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/john-adams
  2. http://www.biography.com/people/john-adams-37967
  3. http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/272710

 Abigail Adams 

  1. http://www.americanrevolution.org/women/women52.php
  2. http://www.history.com/topics/first-ladies/abigail-adams
  3. http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/315807

Mercy Otis Warren

  1. http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/314078
  2. http://www.historyisfun.org/blog/mercy-otis-warren/
  3. http://biography.yourdictionary.com/mercy-otis-warren

 George Washington

  1. http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/george-washington
  2. http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/277657
  3. http://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/the-revolutionary-war/

 Haym Solomon

  1. http://www.nps.gov/revwar/about_the_revolution/haym_salomom.html
  2. http://allthingsliberty.com/2013/01/financial-hero/
  3. http://www.britannica.com/biography/Haym-Salomon

 James Armistead

  1. http://www.biography.com/people/james-armistead-537566
  2. http://www.blackpast.org/aah/lafayette-james-armistead-1760-1832
  3. http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1963424_1963480_1963442,00.html
  4. http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/604093

The Marquis de Lafayette

  1. http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/lafayette.html
  2. http://www.biography.com/people/marquis-de-lafayette-21271783
  3. http://www.mountvernon.org/research-collections/digital-encyclopedia/article/the-marquis-de-lafayette-at-valley-forge/

Benjamin Franklin

  1. http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/benjamin-franklin
  2. http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/l3_world_france.html
  3. http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/274417

 Bernardo Galvez

  1. http://www.historynet.com/americas-spanish-savior-bernardo-de-galvez.htm
  2. http://www.nps.gov/foma/learn/historyculture/galvez.htm
  3. http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/604617

John Paul Jones

  1. http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/john-paul-jones
  2. http://www.nps.gov/revwar/about_the_revolution/jp_jones.html
  3. http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/275178

Crispus Attucks

  1. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2p24.html
  2. http://www.biography.com/people/crispus-attucks-9191864
  3. http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/316714

King George III

  1. http://www.history.com/topics/british-history/george-iii
  2. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/adams/peopleevents/p_kgeorge.html
  3. http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/603548

Thomas Paine

  1. http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/thomas-paine
  2. http://www.biography.com/people/thomas-paine-9431951
  3. http://www.nps.gov/revwar/about_the_revolution/thomas_paine.html