Multiple Intelligence Lesson Plan

 

 

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Multiple Intelligence Lesson Plan

LESSON PLAN TITLE:

The Revolutionary War – From many perspectives

DEVELOPED BY:

Dan Swenson

SUBJECT AREA:

Social Science, U.S. History

TOPIC:

The Revolutionary War

GRADE LEVEL:

Fifth Grade

TIME FRAME:

This will be a week long unit on the Revolutionary War. 5 class periods of 50 minutes.

LESSON SUMMARY:

 
  • Students will use the internet to research and learn about the Revolutionary War and identify key figures
  • Students will create a time line of important events during this time period.
  • Students will construct a diary from their perspective of the war.
  • Students will Re-enact a particular event from the war and change the outcome.
  • Students will research the song “Yankee Doodle” and demonstrate why it was important

 

PREREQUISITES:

The students have been learning about the Revolutionary War and the outcomes of the war. Now we are getting into the important figures of the war and how they affected those outcomes.

STANDARDS:

5.US.1.3. Students are able to identify influential people and key events during the American Revolution.

         Ex. Examples: King George, Lord Cornwallis, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry

5.US.2.2. Describe the political relationship between the colonies and England.

 

ASSESSMENT:

Checklist containing timeline, participation grades, newspaper article, and a diary entry.

TECHNOLOGY TO BE USED:

 
  • Computers and the internet for research
  • CD Player

OTHER MATERIALS:

  1. Standard History Textbook
  2. A bound booklet of paper to resemble diary,
  3. Examples of diaries
  4. Newspaper examples from 1700’s and present
  5. List of events from history text.
  6. Sample Time Line
  7. Copy of the Song “Yankee Doodle”

PROCEDURAL ACTIVITIES:

 

1.      Give students the list of names of influential leaders and have them research these people and their role in the Revolutionary war. When research is completed have students discuss the roles each played for their side in class discussion.  Examples: King George, Lord Cornwallis, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry.( Logical-Mathematical, Intrapersonal Intelligences)

 

2.      Examine a battle from the Revolutionary war. Examine the outcome and what moves led to that outcome. Give students a side to be on and a role to play and have them recreate the battle showing what they would have done differently. (Logical-Mathematical, Visual-Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligences)

 

3.      Cover one of the major events of the Revolution as a reporter who writes for people in the other colonies. Write about the event in a make believe news letter to be distributed to classmates. (Verbal-Linguistic Intelligence)

 

4.      Write a diary as if you were living at the time of the Revolutionary War. Begin your diary before the war and show how events shape your feelings and opinions. (Intrapersonal Intelligence)

 

5.      Create a timeline of important events and activities presented in the text. i.e. battles that took place during the American Revolution (Logical-Mathematical)

 

6.      Student will research the song Yankee Doodle.  When they find out that the song was originally written to make fun of the colonial soldiers they will discuss in groups of 4-6 why the British wrote the lyrics they did and why the patriots adopted the song as their own. (Musical-Rhythmic Intelligence, Interpersonal)

ATTACHMENTS:

Checklist

 

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