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TWS 3: Short Range Learning Objectives


The objectives of this third grade social studies unit are for students to
demonstrate an understanding of the American Revolution and South
Carolinas role in the development of the new nation. Throughout the course
of this unit, students examine the role of slavery in South Carolina, the
causes of the American Revolution, perspectives of different groups in South
Carolina, events of the American Revolution, and the structure of South
Carolinas government. The unit is grouped by first teaching about the
different groups of people in South Carolina. This includes the roles of slaves
and the viewpoints of different groups. Students seem to understand the
events and causes better when they first learn about the different roles of
people during this time period. Students then learn about the the causes of
the American Revolution and the important battles and men of the
Revolution. Lastly, students examine the overall effects of the American
Revolution and the new government. Students create an American
Revolution flip book during this unit that correlates with each part we are
talking about. This serves as an interactive hands on project to reinforce the
content we learn. Students also watch several clips from the movie the
Patriot and Libertys Kids to help them better understand the American
Revolution. Students engage in several writing assessments including
quizzes and an end of unit test.

Unit Objectives

Standard 3-3: The


student will demonstrate
an understanding of the
American Revolution and
South Carolinas role in
the development of the
new American nation.
3-2.5: Explain the role of
African Americans in
developing the culture
and economy of South
Carolina.
3-3.2: Compare the
perspectives of South
Carolinians during the
American Revolution,
including patriots,

Activities

Students begin
working on the
flip book
comparing the
different groups
of people in
South Carolina
during the
American
Revolution.
Power point
slides and video
clips are also
used to teach this
section.

Assessment
of Objectives

Accommodati
ons &
Adaptations

Students will
complete a chart
activity in their
Social Studies
notebook that
checks for
understanding of
the different
groups of people
in South Carolina
during the
American
Revolution.

Throughout the
course of the
unit, the teacher
will walk around
to assist students
with flip books.
Pre-teaching
important terms
and activating
prior knowledge
about life in the
colonies before
the war. The use
of visuals such as
Venn diagrams
and charts are
used to aid all

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loyalists, women,
enslaved and free
Africans, and Native
Americans.
3-3.1: Summarize the
causes of the American
Revolution, including
Britains passage of the
stamp act, the tea act,
and the intolerable acts;
the rebellion of the
colonists; and the writing
of the Declaration of
Independence.

3-3.3: Summarize the


course of the American
Revolution in South
Carolina, including the
role of William Jasper and
Fort Moultrie; the
occupation of Charles
Town; the partisan
warfare of Thomas
Sumter, Andrew Pickens,
and Francis Marion, and
the battles of Cowpens,
Kings Mountain, and
Eutaw Springs.

learners.

Students
continue working
on flip books
summarizing the
causes of the
American
Revolution.
Students watch
the series,
Libertys Kids and
discuss the
causes of the
American
Revolution.

With the use of


the PowerPoint
and several read
aloud books
students discuss
the major battles
and men of the
American
Revolution and
outline this in the
flip book.

Students
complete a fill in
the blank sheet
that correlates
with the
Libertys Kids
video and the
causes of the
American
Revolution.
Students also
take a quiz that
assesses the
causes and the
direct effects of
the American
Revolution.
Students
continue
working on their
flip books, which
will be assessed
at this point.
Students also
complete a
writing piece on
either a battle or
important leader
of the
Revolution.

Extended time for


students while
writing and the
quiz will be read
orally to ESL
students.

There will be
extended time for
writing and the
teacher will also
walk around and
monitor students
while they work
to assist those
that need it.

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3-3.4: Summarize the
effects of the American
Revolution, including the
establishment of state
and national
governments.
3-3.5: Outline the
structure of state
government, including
the branches of
government (legislative,
executive, and judicial),
the representative bodies
of each branch (general
assembly, governor, and
supreme court), and the
basic powers of each
branch.

Students outline
the effects of the
American
Revolution in
their flip books.
Students also
work on the
causes and
effects of the
American
Revolution and
discuss the
structure of the
new government.

Students will
notebook about
the effects of the
American
Revolution and
also take an end
of unit test at
this point.

Testing
accommodations
will be made for
some students
such as extended
time and the test
will be
administered
orally to ESL
students.

This unit is both developmentally and age appropriate for several different
reasons. The majority of this class is in the concrete operational stage of
development, requiring the need for hands on and interactive learning. The
flip book serves as a great hands on visual that reinforces the content
students are learning. The video clips from Libertys Kids and the Patriot
provide students with prior knowledge regarding this time period and also
keeps them engaged in learning. This unit is challenging to students
because it requires making connections within the content and also
examining the cause and effect relationship throughout the American
Revolution. This is a significant unit for third grade students because it
teaches about the foundation of our country and government.