Examining Our History: American Revolution

Lesson 9


Unit 2

4th Grade

Lesson 9 of 28


Discuss and analyze unit-essential questions by preparing for and participating in a class discussion using evidence from the text.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Liberty! How the Revolutionary War Began by Lucille Recht Penner 

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Target Task

Discussion Prompt

Discuss the following essential question. 

  • What key events led to the outbreak of the American Revolution? 
  • Were the colonies really a land of equality and liberty? 
  • Why is it important to look at history from multiple perspectives? 

Your answer should include at least two to three key events. 

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Review all vocabulary from the previous lessons.

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Common Core Standards

  • SL.4.1 — Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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