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WebQuest Title:      From Monarchy to Democracy: The road to the American Revolution

Grade Level: 9-12 grade level

 

Dear Colleague:

    In this unit students will be able to explore the history of British Monarchy. They will learn the important people who were part of English royalty. They will then take the basic information from the early Monarch and piece together how the road to revolution began looking at how social , political and economic issues caused the colonists to revolt for a new government.

Author:            Willie Walker    

Date:               04/11/06 

Unit Summary:
    Goals/Objectives:

The main content will deal with the Early history of Monarchial government and the rise to the road to revolution.


    Methods

                     Teacher presentations

                     Student presentations

                     Cooperative Learning

                     Researching

                     Group discussions

                     PowerPoint presentation

                     Webquest

 

WebQuest  Summary:
    Goals/Objectives:  Students will explore the different forms of government around the world, taking a stroll around the world to see what governments exist
    Days:
5
    Content:
Students will be given a list of countries and will research the background of the type of government that exists and the history behind why the government is in place.
    Methods:
  

        

Teachers Resources

Unit Information:
    

Background Resources

 

Web-based Subject Matter Content

History of Monarchy- http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5.asp

 George III-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_III_of_the_United_Kingdom

 American Revolution-http://www.mce.k12tn.net/revolutionary_war/american_revolution.htm

 American Revolution http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/

 Types of governments- http://www.hobotraveler.com/ge2typesofgovernments.shtml

 Oligarchy-http://www.oligarchy.net/

 Tyrants in government-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrant

 Declaration of independence- http://www.ushistory.org/Declaration/document/

 

Web Pedagogy Content

  Using primary and secondary sources  - http://library.uncwil.edu/is/infocycle.htm

 How to research for history-http://www.seattlehistory.org/documents/History_Research_Project_HOWTO.doc

  Search engine- http://www.google.com/

 

 

 

 Other Resources

 Handout 1Draft of declaration of Independence http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/index.htm

 

 

 

 


Unit Lesson Sequence
 


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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Prior Knowledge A KWL lesson to activate prior knowledge KWL worksheet
Attention Getter PowerPoint designed as guide to the history of the Monarchy. Discusses early Monarchs and the background behind what led to The American Revolution. The beginning of Monarchy
Worksheet/Handout This is a worksheet that will be handed out as a follow up to the PowerPoint Presentation A copy will be placed on transparency for students to see on the board.

Powerpoint Worksheet

 


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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Oral Quiz Used as a review on the information learned from the previous day. A refresher oral quiz students will be asked questions for anyone to answer. Transparency of PowerPoint questions/PowerPoint worksheet
Video Presentation  Road to Revolution Video (60 mins) (parts of this will be played) 30 mins  Dvd player, projection screen, projector
Discussion Direct lecture on video and beginning info on the road to revolution. This will introduce students to important figures and the start of key concepts and vocabulary to study for assessment on final day of lesson plan. Vocabulary Worksheet

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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Review/Callout group  Previous days Vocabulary and discussion recap 20 minutes this is a chance to make sure that students understand the vocabulary words and how to use them in context.  Worksheet on transparency from previous day.
  Video presentation continued 30 minutes  

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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Research with Webquest: Cooperative learning PowerPoint presentation introduction from Webquest Webquest

Day 5    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Research with Webquest: Cooperative learning Students will continue to work on Webquest PowerPoint presentations and student timeline that will be presented and graded in class. This will be based on Webquest information Webquest

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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Presentations Presentation from assignment on Webquest will be presented to class by each group PowerPoint
Review for test Sample review of what the final test will look like. This test is designed to show the format and the type of questions that will be asked on the test. Teacher will go over this at the end of the lesson plan. Sample Review

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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Assessment Test on the American revolution: This test will be comprised of lecture notes, vocabulary list , and any worksheet from the video and the PowerPoint Final Test for lesson Plan

 

Students WebQuest :

Webquest

Conclusion: Students by the end of this lesson plan should have a better understanding of Monarchy and the American Road to Revolution. Students should also have gained skills in computer use (PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and internet) as well as better communication and presentation skills. This lesson plan was designed to add a lesson for a multitude of learning intelligences.

 

Credits/References:

*If the teacher has any technical problems with the use of the DVD player for the video contact your Tech specialist at the media center/Library they will be able to help you.

 

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