The American Revolution for Teachers - Free Lesson Plans and Units Illustration

The American Revolution for Teachers - Free Lesson Plans and Units

These are free lesson plans and units for teachers to use in your unit study of the American Revolutionary War. Many have activities built into them. These lesson plans can be adjusted for any grade. We hope you'll find some ideas you can use.

Donn, Mr Donn's American Revolution Unit (13 lessons, grade 9)

The American Revolution Unit, designed for grade 4 but can be adjusted for grades 4-8, free download, Core Knowledge

American Revolution, Core Knowledge, free download

Several lesson plans (American Revolution, edcitement)

Liberty! The Teachers Guide, lesson plans

Museum of the American Revolution, mini lesson plans

Teacher Resource Guides - Units for Educators, Museum of the American Revolution

Teaching the American Revolution for 5th grade, lesson plans and activities

Protest Songs

Boston Massacre

Weigh the Evidence, the Boston Massacre

Famous Trials: The Boston Massacre

Boston Massacre - 2 days (84 minutes each)

Committees of Correspondence

How do you get people to join your cause? (lesson plan)

Common Sense, By Thomas Paine

Common Sense, a close reading - biased language, perseusive techniques

Common Sense: The Rhetoric of Popular Democracy (lesson plan)

Continental Congress

Continental Congress lesson plans

Daily Life

Daily Life during the Revolution (lesson plan)

Declaration of Independence and Other Freedom Documents

Declaration of Independence (mrdonn lesson plan)

Declaration of Independence (more lesson plans)

Articles of Confederation

Constitution of the United States

Take the Quiz, interactive, with answers

Famous Folks

Heroes of the American Revolution (lesson plan)

Minority Heroes (lesson plan)

Lexington & Concord

Fighting the War - Lexington & Concord (lesson plan)

Bunker Hill

Battle of Bunker Hill


Fighting the War, British Strategy - Battle of Saratoga (lesson plan)

War in the South

Fighting the War, British Strategy - War in the South (lesson plan)


Yorktown, the beginning of the end (lesson plan)

Treaty of Paris, 1783

How did the colonists win the war? (short lesson)

See Also:

Free Classroom Activities and Hands on Projects for Teachers for the American Revolution

Free Interactive Games and Activities for Kids for the American Revolution

Ask Mr. Donn - Take the Quiz, interactive review, with answers