Stepping Stones to the American Revolution

Lesson Plan


Grade Level

Middle School

Author Info

Coach Lawson

Type of Lesson


Type of Project (Individual/Group/Both)



90-120 minutes

Challenge Question

Was the American Revolutionary War an event that the colonists and British Parliaments had to participate in to achieve the true ideas of liberty and independence?


Students will use the skills to analyze primary sources to add to their prior knowledge to complete the challenge question.

Notes to Teacher

This should be completed after you have taught the lessons on the American Revolution.


  1. Day 1- Read all instructions provided by the instructor. Getting familiar with the site and the tools you will create from.
  2. Day 2 – Begin the creating component. Choose your particular tool and look through all your challenge resources. Begin to create your answer to the challenge question using the sources supplied by instructor.
  3. Day 3- Working to finish your project. Proof all of your work.
  4. Day 4 – Finishing touches, ready to print final product.