Fourth Week: Rebels

The Rebels unit covers three days of class time (suggested) and begins with a discussion of the history of colonial revolts, followed by a look at the French and Indian War and concluding with an examination of the events and timeline leading up to the American Revolution.  Time period: 1750 through 1775.

The Rebels unit contains three day-long sections:
the American Enlightenment discusses philosophical, religious and economic trends.
the French and Indian War covers the North American theatre of this global conflict.
the Road to Revolution examines the events that led to the revolt against England.

Go to each section's home page to see a further breakdown into daily lesson plans, along with primary source material and other resources.

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  • Founders
  • Rebels
  • A review of the changing trends in philosophy, science, religion and economics in mid-18th Century colonial America.
    • Founders
    • Rebels
  • The conflict between Britain and France would make the English masters of America - but their victory planted the seeds of rebellion..
    • Founders
    • Rebels
  • Review the actions taken by Great Britain and the response from the colonists in the 1760's and 70's that eventually led to the American Revolution.
    • Founders
    • Rebels