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Teaching the Causes of the American Revolution

Educator Support Resources

Suggested Bill of Rights Institute resources for teachers to support their knowledge in the content in the Causes of the American Revolution lesson.

These resources are for teachers to deepen their knowledge while teaching the content of the lesson. Many teacher preparation programs do not dive deep into U.S. History, causing knowledge gaps for elementary social studies teachers. Think of this as your “cheat sheet” to building your own background knowledge along with your students.  





 The following scholar-written essays are part of the Bill of Rights Institute’s high school resource collection.

Classroom Book Recommendations

Picture Book 

A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet by Kathryn Lasky 

The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence by Judith St. George 

Reference Book

America’s Tea Parties: Not One but Four! Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia by Marissa Moss 

Graphic Novel

Road to Revolution! (The Cartoon Chronicles of America) by Stan Mack