You are on page 1of 9

Name: ______________________________

Date: _________________

Class Period: ________

American Revolution
Advantages and Disadvantages (Using History Alive Textbooks)
Student will - Read the reading on page 88-89 on the Advantages and Disadvantages for the
Americans and the British. Fill in the chart.

America
ns

Advantages

Disadvantages

1.

1.

2.

2.

3.

3.
4.

British

1.

1.

2.

2.

3.

3.

1. Which Advantage of the American Army do you consider to be the greatest? Explain why.

2. What was the greatest obstacle for the American Army to overcome, in your opinion?

Identifying Key People of the American Revolution

(Using LRE Cards/ Textbook/ Computers/ Etc.)


Student will - Make Business Cards or Baseball Cards for the following people.
Side 1: Draw an illustration (symbol, portrait, icons, etc.) that can be associated with the
individual and/or their significance. Next, state where the individuals are from at the
bottom of the card.
Side 2: Explain the role the individual played in the American Revolution. You may bullet
the information.
Once you have completed all your cards, you can complete the following
activities:
Cut out your cards
Categorize the cards into stacks: Patriots, Key Leaders, Women, Foreign
Help
Quiz a classmate or check a classmates work for accuracy
Swap cards with other classmates (Be sure that you only have one card
for each person)
Add information to another classmates card if they are missing
information
George Washington

Wentworth Cheswell

John Paul Jones

James Armistead

Haym Saloman

Marquis de Lafayette

Bernardo de Galvez

Alexander Hamilton

Mercy Otis Warren

Thomas Paine

Thomas Jefferson

Samuel Adams

Abigail Adams

Molly Ludwig Hayes

Betsy Ross

Key Battles (Using Nystrom Atlas Series)


Use pages 30-31 in the Atlas to answer the following questions.
1. Name 3 countries that helped the Patriots fight Britain during the American Revolution:
1.
2.
3.
2. What percent of Patriots who died during the Revolutionary war died during the Revolutionary
war died on the battlefield?
3. Name 3 other ways Patriots died:
1.
4. Count the victories:
British victories _______________

2.

3.

Patriot victories __________________

5. What geographic location was critical for the British, as they relied on this location for
supplies?
6. What can you infer about the Battle of Valley Forge by reading the quote from Joseph Plumb
Martin?
7. What significant event happens at the Battle of Saratoga?
8. For 6 years the American Revolution took place on both _________________________ using the
army and at ______________________ using the navy.
9. How far South had the American Revolution traveled? Name the city: ____________________
10. Who were the Patriots? What percent of Americans were Patriots?
11. Who were the Loyalists? What percent of Americans were Loyalists?
12. What percent of Americans remained neutral? What does neutral mean?
13. Name 3 groups who were fighting on the British side?
1.
2.

3.

14. What group of people fought on both the American and the British side?
15. Which two colonial regions did most of the early American Revolution take place?

Locate the following Battles and mark them on the map. Use Blue to indicate a
Patriot victory and Red to indicate a British victory. Fill in the information for each
battle.

Lexington and Concord: Date_______________________

Bunker Hill: Date______________________


o The Patriots drive _____________________________________

Long Island: Date______________________


o British occupy ________________________________

Trenton: Date_______________________

Saratoga: Date_______________________
o American victory at Saratoga
___________________________________________________

Yorktown: Date_________________________
o Patriots force British to ____________________________________

Technology: Liberty- The Road to Revolution


Use the QR Codes to answer the questions and to complete the
activities below:

QR CODE Scavenger Hunt


1. According to the Timeline of Events, how many key events happened in the year
1776? (Give a 5 word or less summary of each event)

2. Name at least 5 other locations in the world and mention what was happening in
these locations at the same time of the American Revolution:
a. __________________________________________________________
b. __________________________________________________________
c. __________________________________________________________
d. __________________________________________________________
e. __________________________________________________________
3. Based on the Timeline of Events, in what year does the King send over officials and
troops to enforce laws in the colonies?
4. What song do some scholars say the British often played to pick fun at the
Americans? What does the title mean?

5. Approximately how many loyalists left America after the war? Where did they go?
6. Fill in the chart below. Compare the British and American Soldiers during the
American Revolution.
British Soldier

American Soldier
My

Status

Uniform

Weapons

Gear

Terrain

Score for the Road to Revolution Game: ____________________________

YouTube: The Difficult Winter at Valley Forge

**Watch the video on YouTube and answer the following questions and answer the
following questions.
1. Where is Valley Forge located?
2. Who served as General at Valley Forge?

3.
4.
5.
6.

What was routine at Valley Forge?


What country was Friedrich Von Steuben from?
What rank was Von Steuben promoted to?
Suffering from starvation, dysentery and smallpox, by early may 1778 how many
men had died in camp?