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Social Studies CDB - 2

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The student understands the fundamental rights of American citizens guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.


Brainpop Bill of Rights




The student understands important ideas in the U.S. Constitution.


Brainpop U.S. Constitution




The student understands how conflict between the American colonies and Great Britain led to American independence.


Brainpop Causes of the American Revolution







The student must identify reasons people moved west and identify examples of U.S. territorial expansion.


Brainpop Thomas Jefferson *Listen for information about the Louisiana Purchase.




John Gast's 1872 painting conveys a range of ideas about the frontier in nineteenth-century America.

The first semester, we learned about the original 13 colonies. Now our country has 50 states! How we grow from being a colony of England into a country of 50 states? Do you know?




Brainpop Westward Expansion


Brainpop Transcontinental Railroad


Brainpop - War of 1812 Andrew Jackson




 The student must identify the challenges, opportunities, and contributions of people from Native-Americans.


Brainpop American Indians


In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act. Passage of the new law resulted in one of the most tragic periods in American History—the removal of thousands of Native Americans from their homelands east of the Mississippi River to lands west of the Mississippi River.


Brainpop Trail of Tears


American Indians fought to keep their land and maintain their way of life.

Brainpop Seminole Indian Wars 



American Revolution



Paul Revere: An American Patriot


     Paul Revere (January 1, 1735-May 10, 1818) was a silversmith who tried to warn American partiots that the British were coming as the American Revolution began. Revere was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Like his father, he was a silversmith, making tableware and other items out of silver and gold. During the French and Indian War, he served as a soldier, fighting with the British against the French and the Indians. Paul Revere joined the secret anti-British organization called the "Sons of Liberty." On December 16, 1773, Revere and others participated in the Boston Tea Party. The Tea Party was a protest against high British taxes; the colonists dumped tea, a very valuable item at the time, into Boston Harbor.


     Revere became a messenger for the colonists in their fight against the British. On the night of April 18, 1775, Revere and William Dawes waited for a signal from the steeple of the Old North Church in Boston; one lantern meant that the British were coming by land, two lanterns meant that the British were coming by sea. Two lanterns were shining; this meant that the British were coming by sea. This was the beginning of the American Revolution.

Their plan was to ride borrowed horses from Boston to Lexington, and on to Concord, Massachusetts, to warn the people that the British were coming. Revere became famous for the ride because the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow later wrote a poem called "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere."


Andi Griffith - Paul Revere

Andi Griffith uses three types of figurative language - 2 similes, 1 hyperbole:



The Shot Heard Round The World - Paul Revere




Pilgrims, Boston Tea Party - Listen for "Taxation Without Representation"





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