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Early Fighting

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Clip: Early Fighting

Learn about some of the earliest battles of the war.

Student Application

Look at some of the people and battles of the Revolutionary War and how the Treaty of Paris ended the war and gave the colonies independence.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will know that the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia in May of 1775. Some of the most important colonial leaders (Ben Franklin, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Patrick Henry, and George Washington) were at this meeting to decide what to do now that a battle had been fought at Lexington and Concord. They agreed to send ...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Ask the students to name some freedoms they have that people in some countries cannot enjoy. After discussing this, explain that they can experience those freedoms because of the sacrifices of people who fought in the Revolutionary War and of many other people who came afte...

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