What impact did the French and Indian War have on the Colonies?

Overview

Students will read about the French and Indian War and discuss how it helped to escalate tensions with England and start the American Revolution. We will also read a book-in-a-day that took place during the French and Indian War.

Objectives

This activity will help students understand how the French and Indian War led to declaring independence by:
  • Reading an article about the French and Indian War to understand the events that led to the American Revolution. (SS 1.1)
  • Using maps to analyze the effects of the French and Indian War. (SS1.1)

Assignments to Complete

You are responsible for:
  • Reading an assigned article and discussing it with a small group.
  • Reading a part of "The Last of the Mohicans" and summarizing what you read to the class.
  • On a discussion page, tell what you learned about the French and Indian War.
Discussion Assignment
  • Click on the Discussion Tab
  • Complete your assignment
  • Make a comment on another student's discussion topic.
  • Don't forget to type your name on the message.

Timeline

  • Introduction to French and Indian War: Monday
  • Team Research: Tuesday
  • Class Book in a Day: Thursday

Vocabulary students should know

Ally, tax

Materials needed for this Project