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Activity Overview


Hearing from a variety of different perspectives is vital to gathering a full and factual picture of history. When learning about the American Revolution, students may need teachers to provide a variety of resources. The use of diverse resources such as primary sources, videos, readings from textbooks, encyclopedias and literature can be helpful for students to gain an accurate and complete picture of the time period.

In this activity, students will create a chart that highlights the contributions and perspectives of African Americans during the American Revolution. Students will include images and text to explain at least 3 contributions or perspectives.



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Objective: Create a chart that highlights the contributions and perspectives of African Americans during the American Revolution.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title boxes, state the contribution or perspective of an African American.
  3. In the description boxes, write a concise statement elaborates on that contribution.
  4. Create a picture for each cell using appropriate scenes, characters, or items to illustrate or symbolize each description.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

Requirements: Must have.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-6

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10/3] Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/1] Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/7] Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/9] Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/WHST/6-8/2/B] Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

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