American Revolution

American Revolution

Author: Erica Gorgas

Students will be able to describe the causes of the Revolutionary War.

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5th Grade History Standard:

5.5 - Students explain the causes of the American Revolution. 

1. Understand how political, religious, and economic ideas and interests brought about the Revolution (e.g., resistance to imperial policy, the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, taxes on tea, Coercive Acts). 

In order to gain comprehension of the stated objective and standard, please complete the following tasks:

  1. Visit the website given below. Read and research the causes of the American Revolution.
  2. View the "Tea, Taxes, and The American Revolution: Crash Course World History #28" Youtube video. 
  3. Enjoy the Youtube rap about the causes of the American Revolution. (Extra Challenge- Try to learn it!) 

Once you have completed each of these tasks, you will pick three causes and write about each one in detail. 

Causes of the American Revolution

This website has a lot of great information. Explore it! Click on each hyperlink and read about each cause. This website will help you with your assignment.


Tea, Taxes and The American Revolution

This video is very informative and funny! Pay attention to the detail he shares about the causes.

Rap 2 Learn

This rap is crazy cool! It teaches you about the causes of the American Revolution. Bonus points if you can learn it!