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The American Revolution

Each module is approximately 6-8 weeks of instruction broken into 3 units. The "week at a glance" chart in the curriculum map gives the big picture, breaking down the module into a detailed week-by-week view. It shows how the module unfolds, the focus of each week of instruction, and where the six assessments and the performance task occur.

Weeks 1–3 Unit 1: Perspectives on the American Revolution: Building Background Knowledge

Lesson #Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments
Weeks 1-2
  • Read Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak.
  • Closely read informational texts about the American Revolution to build background knowledge about what happened and the reasons people became either Loyalists or Patriots.
  • RI.4.1
  • RI.4.3
  • RI.4.10
  • W.4.7
  • W.4.8
  • W.4.9
  • W.4.9b
  • L.4.2
  • L.4.2b
  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Researching Perspectives on the American Revolution: Patriots (RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.4.10, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.4.9b, and L.4.2b)
Weeks 2–3
  • Closely read informational texts about other perspectives on the American Revolution to determine the main idea, analyze the overall structure, and summarize the text.
  • RI.4.1
  • RI.4.2
  • RI.4.4
  • RI.4.5
  • L.4.1
  • L.4.1f

End of Unit 1 Assessment: Answering Questions about an Informational Text (RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.10, and L.4.1f)

Weeks 3–6 Unit 2: Perspectives on the American Revolution: Perspectives in Literature

Lesson #Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments
Weeks 3–4
  • Begin reading Divided Loyalties.
  • Analyze for character thoughts, feelings, and actions.
  • Write character analysis paragraphs.
  • Closely read excerpts of the Declaration of Independence and make connections to the characters in Divided Loyalties.
  • Prepare for and participate in text-based discussions.
  • RL.4.1
  • RL.4.3
  • RL.4.4
  • RL.4.10
  • W.4.9
  • W.4.9a
  • SL.4.1
  • SL.4.6
  • L.4.4
  • Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Reading and Discussing Divided Loyalties (RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, W.4.9a, SL.4.1, SL.4.6, L.4.4)
Weeks 4–6
  • Analyze character thoughts, feelings, and actions to write a first person narrative.
  • Correctly use progressive tenses.
  • RL.4.1
  • RL.4.3
  • RL.4.5
  • RL.4.6
  • RL.4.9
  • W.4.3
  • W.4.10
  • L.4.1b
  • End of Unit 2 Assessment: Narrative Writing: First Person Story Based on Divided Loyalties (RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.9, W.4.3, W.4.10, L.4.1b)

Weeks 7–8 Unit 3: Using Writing to Share an Opinion

Lesson #Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments
Weeks 7–8
  • Read opinion texts, determine the author's opinion, and explain how the author uses reasons and evidence to support his or her opinion.
  • Analyze model broadside.
  • Write and revise broadsides from the Patriot and Loyalist perspectives about whether to support the American Revolution.
  • Prepare for and participate in a discussion about whether to support the American Revolution.
  • RI.4.2
  • RI.4.8
  • RI.4.10
  • RI.4.9
  • W.4.1
  • W.4.5
  • W.4.9
  • W.4.9b
  • W.4.10
  • SL.4.1
  • L.4.1
  • L.4.1e
  • L.4.1g
  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Reading and Answering Questions about an Opinion Text (RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.8, RI.4.10)
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment: Opinion Writing: Loyalist Broadside (RI.4.9, W.4.1, W.4.5, W.4.9b, W.4.10, and L.4.1e,g)
  • Final Performance Task: Text-Based Discussion: American Revolution (RI.4.9, SL.4.1)

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