• Compelling Question: Was the American Revolution revolutionary?


    This inquiry unit is designed to examine the development of America as an independent nation. By using the compelling question "Was the American Revolution revolutionary?" students will gain an in-depth understanding of how life changed and stayed the same in the United States between 1754-1800. Students will use historical thinking skills such as contextualization, cause and effect, and continuity and change over time to assess whether this event was truly revolutionary.


    Learning Progression

    • What economic, political, and social factors led to the American Revolution?
    • What were the colonists’ complaints against King George III and the British parliament?
    • What long term impacts did the American Revolution have on the US and the world?


    Academic Vocabulary

    Analyze, Describe, Explain


    Content Vocabulary

    Political, Economic, Social

    Mercantilism, French and Indian War, Proclamation of 1763, Stamp Act, Tea Act, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Intolerable (Coercive) Acts.