The 7th grade Social Studies classes are currently studying Unit Six: The American Revolution. The students will learn about the reaction of the colonies to the rejection of the Olive Branch Petition, be able to summarize the steps taken that led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence, understand the four parts of the Declaration of Independence, identify the opposing sides in the American Revolution, compare and contrast the advantages of the British and the Patriots, identify and evaluate the Patriot defeats and victories, analyze and evaluate how the Americans gained allies, describe life on the home front during the Revolutionary War, identify and evaluate events and elements of the war, analyze the victory at Yorktown, and
identify and analyze what helped the Patriots win independence. Additionally, the 7th grade will read the novel My Brother Sam is Dead about the American Revolution.
Supplemental Reading Resources:
Five Smooth Stones: Hope's Revolutionary War Diary, by Kristiana Gregory
Letters for Freedom: The American Revolution, by Douglas M. Rife and Gina Capaldi
John Paul Jones: The Pirate Patriot, by Armstrong Sperry
The Patriot, a farmer leads a militia group during the Revolutionary War
John Adams, the life of one of the founders of the United States and its second president