The American Revolution is an essential part of our nation's founding and therefore, a critical topic to teach. This page contains inquiry questions, graphic organizers, lesson plans, and much more to help teach the Revolutionary War. Use these resources in your lesson plans - or, discover new information about the people of the Revolution for yourself!

Inquiry Questions to Consider

Inquiry Questions to Consider

Use these inquiry questions to spark analysis while teaching about the American Revolution:

  • What were the primary causes of the Revolution, and why were the Continentals favored to lose?
  • How did the Revolution shape individuals, families, and communities?
  • What are alliances, and why were they essential in the Revolutionary War? Who served as the Continental Army's allies?
  • Why did George Washington resign his military commission, and what is the importance of that action?
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