3. American Revolutionary War

Essential Question:  How did the tiny, undisciplined group of farmers, known as the Continental Army, defeat the British Army and their paid mercenaries?

Now that America has claimed her independence from England, the young nation faces tremendous odds in deadly battles against far superior forces.  We will study the situations and people that made our victory possible.

Standards Directly Assessed:
HIST8.1: Writing -- Understands audience, organization, evidence & clear message
HIS8.2: Reading -- Reads to identify the main idea and vocabulary of a resource
HIS8.3: Research: Develop questions, identify & utilize credible primary sources
HIS8.6: Correctly uses grammar, tools & formal style to clarify and organize an argument

Key Terms and Map

Description of Major Summative Assessment:

Summative Assessment Rubric: