13 Colonies! 13 Years!: Integrating Content Standards and the Arts to Teach the American Revolution

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Libraries Unlimited, 2006 - Education - 177 pages
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Students revisit the American Revolution through guided practice activities, complete lesson plans, reproducible worksheets, poems, songs, and an educational play packaged into this unique teacher resource book. This title integrates creative arts, innovative activities, and original music. The content is selected to coordinate with National Standards for History, Standards for Grades K-4 and National Standards for United States History, Standards for Grades 5-12. Two other important components of the book are a musical play and a pantomime. While entertaining students, it develops varied educational concepts and expands critical thinking skills. Students may: Stage the musical for an audience; act it out in class; or read it silently. All lyrics can be used as songs or read as poetry. Everything is reproducible. Complete musical scores as well as the complete script of the play is included and ready for use in student productions.

 

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Contents

Where Do I Start? How to use this book effectively
1
Teacher Resources Background Information and Rhymes Guided Activities
7
Revolutionary Era Overview
9
13 Colonies 13 Years
15
Frankly Mr Franklin
17
The Ballad of John Paul Jones
22
Independence Battle Rap
25
Wisdom Is HigherA Tribute to Phillis Wheatley
29
Occupations of the Era
50
Events and Documents
56
Research and Discovery Activities
63
Gifted and Talented
88
Cross Curriculum More Activities
90
Answer Key
94
Answer Key Crossword Puzzles
97
The Play
99

Powder Your Wigs
31
Constitutional Convention
34
Sing in a Circle
37
Colonial Terms
39
Revolutionary Figures
45

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About the author (2006)

Mary Wheeler is a retired teacher, pianist and composer from Indiana.

Jill Terlep is a former adult education trainer for medical supply companies.

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