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  1. George vs. George George Washington King George III By: Alvin Dunn- 5th Grade Ms. Falk & Mrs. Wurster

  2. Standards Social Studies 5.3 Students describe the cooperation and conflict that existed among the American Indians and between the Indian nations and the new settlers. 1. Describe the competition among the English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Indian nations for control of North America. 3. Examine the conflicts before the Revolutionary War (e.g., the Pequot and King Philip’s Wars in New England, the Powhatan Wars in Virginia, the French and Indian War). 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). 4. Describe the views, lives, and impact of key individuals during this period (e.g., King George III, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams). Language Arts Writing 2.4 Write persuasive letters or compositions.

  3. Big Ideas • Great Land Race • French and Indian War (Quick Review) • Acts and Conflicts • Views, lives and impact of George Washington and King George III.

  4. The Great Land Race

  5. The French and Indian War

  6. Acts • Proclamation of 1763 • Sugar Act • Currency Act • Quartering Act • Stamp Act • Townshend Acts • Tea Act • British Acts Video

  7. Best Practices • Use Historical Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer (from Bobbi Hansen) to have an assessment of students’ understanding of Acts.

  8. Conflicts • Boston Massacre (1770) • Boston Massacre Video • Boston Tea Party (1773) • Boston Tea Party Video • Sons and Daughters of Liberty

  9. Patriots vs. Loyalists

  10. Technology • Create a classroom blog (blogster,, diigo, etc.). Have the students blog about taking a side. Would they be a Patriot or Loyalist? Why? • Continue with the blog throughout lesson when questions arise.

  11. George Washington’s Life • Born- February 22, 1732 in VA. • Prosperous family of English descent. • Father died when he was young. Went to live with his older brother at Mount Vernon estate. • Surveyor • Married Martha Curtis who had two young children and lived at Mount Vernon. • Slave owner. By 1775, he owned 135 people. • Senior Officer of colonial forces in French and Indian War. • Was a delegate at the First Continental Congress. • After Lexington and Concord, the Second Continental Congress elected him Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. • Helped the colonists defeat the Brittish. • Elected 1st President of the United States.

  12. George III’s Life • Born in London on June 4, 1738. • He was the son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and the grandson of George II. • He was only 22 years old when he succeeded his grandfather as king. • He married a German princess named Charlotte. They had 15 children. • King George ruled 31 colonies and other possessions in many parts if the world, from Borneo to the Bay of Bengal, all the way to Honduras. • George III was the longest reigning of the male British monarchs. • After 1801, he had an illness that caused blindness and insanity. • His oldest son became the next king, King George IV. • King George III died at Windsor Castle on January 29, 1820.

  13. Which George Won? Lexington and Concord Battle of Bunker Hill Battle of Long Island Valley Forge Battle of Trenton Battle of Saratoga Battle of Yorktown George Washington

  14. S.P.E.C.S. Jeopardy Cut and Paste this link to play S.P.E.C.S. Jeopardy about the Revolutionary War:

  15. Extension Activities(Before, During, and After) • Acts and Conflicts – Patriot View and Loyalist View Brainstorm • Why are the colonists Patriots or Loyalists Brainstorm • Persuasive Essay about choosing a side • Debate • Have the students create a Power Point about an important person involved in the Revolutionary War. • Each student creates a Gloster “poster” about an event leading up to the Revolution, or a battle in the Revolution.

  16. Resources • Books • Schanzer, Rosalyn – • George vs. George • ISBN: 0-7922-7349-4 • Reflections: United States History: Making a New Nation (Textbook) Harcourt School Publishers • Videos • (Videos) • Misc. • Fitzpatrick, Anthony. American Institute for History Education. Social Studies Can be SPECtacular • Hansen, Bobbi Dr. Associated Professor, University of San Diego • Website: • Images George Washington (First Picture) George Washington (Second Picture) King George III North American Map British Redcoat Colonial Soldier British Flag Don't Tread on Me Lexington and Concord Battle of Bunker Hill Battle of Trenton Valley Forge Battle of Saratoga Battle of Yorktown Battle of Long Island George Washington (Last Picture)