Welcome: Early American History – The Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution
Description: Every action has a consequence. This is true even between countries. A series of actions and reactions between the British and the American Colonies led up to the American Revolution. This WebQuest leads students through the discovery of the events leading up to the American Revolutionary War with particular attention to the causes and consequences of the war. Students will be provided a number of websites to research and identify the major causes of the conflict. Students will then study the Stamp Act and the Tea Act. They will research the different elements of the act and cite the importance of each in relationship to the American Revolutionary War. Lastly, students will research Christopher Gadsden and the “Sons of Liberty.” Using their research, students will write a three-paragraph article explaining Mr. Gadsden’s position on the Stamp and Tea Act and his role in the Sons of Liberty. Lastly, students will create a recruiting brochure for Mr. Gadsden to pass out.
Grade Level: 6-8
Curriculum: Social Studies
Keywords: American Revolution, Cause and effect, Social Studies, Colonial Resistance
Author(s): Brock Mayfield