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Unit #2: The French And Indian War!
Learning Target: I can DETERMINE how the results of the French and Indian War led to the events that began the American Revolution.

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

 Follow the directions below.  You will be creating a tab for this assignment after you have added this lesson's learning target to your LiveBinder.

1.  Open the "Learning Targets" tab in your LiveBinder.  Copy the learning target above into your LiveBinder.  Be sure to include today's date. 

2.  Create a new tab in your LiveBinder titled "The French and Indian War". 

3.  Now click on "content" > "text" > "text-media" option. 


Red Activity:
Assignments to Complete:

Part I: A String of British Defeats

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: A String of British Defeats"

2.  At the start of the French and Indian War, the war was not going well for the English and American Colonists.  The French won several battles and were on the verge of winning the French and Indian War
     (Seven Years War)!   Examine the Map of the French and Indian War.  Make a list of all of the battles won by the French in your LiveBinder text box. 

3.  One of the most famous English defeats early in the French and Indian War was General Edward Braddock who was sent to America from England to take the French fort at the forks on
     the Ohio.  Watch the short video to Meet General Braddock and learn about his plan to take the French forts video.

4.  After meeting General Edward Braddock, answer the following questions in your LiveBinder text box:

     A.  Based on his comments in the video, what do you think General Braddock thinks of the "Spirit of Democracy in the Colonies?" 

     B.  Based on his comments in the video, what do you think General Braddock thinks of the American milita or army?
 

5.  Now, march with General Braddock and George Washington across the Pennsylvania wilderness to attach Fort Dusquene.  Watch the short video about the Battle of the Monongahela to see what happens
     next.  After watching the video, answer the following questions in your LiveBinder text box:

     A.  Do you think General Braddock was a good commander?  Explain why or why not based on what you watched. 


     B.  What changes do you think the English will have to make in order to win the French and Indian War?

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Part II: The Albany Plan Of Union 


1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: The Albany Plan Of Union"

2.  At the start of the French and Indian War, Americans in the colonies began to fear a French invasion!  Delegates from 7 colonies met in Albany, New York to discuss how best to defend the colonies from a
     French invasion.   This meeting was known as "The Albany Congress."  With your group, read over the information about the Albany Plan.

3.  After reading the information about the Albany Plan, write a well written paragraph (7-9 questions) in your LiveBinder text box answering the following question:

     * Do you agree with Ben Franklin that the colonies should each unit their governments in order to defeat the French and Indians?  Use the information in the information about the
        Albany Plan
to support your answer.  

4.  After each member of your group has completed their paragraphs, share you ideas with the other members of your group. 

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Part III: The Tide of Battle Turns In Favor Of England

 1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: The Tide Of Battle Turns In Favor Of England"

 2.  Under the leadership of Prime Minister William Pitt, the English and American colonists began to win the French and Indian War (Seven Years War).   Examine the Map of the French and Indian War

     Make a list of all of the battles won by the English in your LiveBinder text box.

3.  Conduct an Internet search for a picture of "William Pitt."  Save the image to your computer and upload it to your LiveBinder text box. 

4.  Next read the Biography of William Pitt.  In your LiveBinder textbox, make a list of all of the things William Pitt did to help England win the French and Indian War and the Seven Years War. 

5.  William Pitt's changes lead to a string of victories for the British including the capture of Fort Duquesne which was renamed Fort Pitt.  The final battle of the war was the Battle of Quebec.  Watch the two

     videos below to learn more about the Battle of Quebec.

              Read about the Battle of Quebec

6.  After you have watched both videos, answer the following questions:

    A.  Who was the English commander at the Battle of Quebec?  What happened to him during the battle?

    B.  Who was the French commander at the Battle of Quebec? What happened to him during the battle?

    C.  How did the British army approach the city of Quebec?

    D.  Who won the Battle of Quebec? 

    E.  Predict how history would have been different if the nation that lost the Battle of Quebec had won the Battle of Quebec.

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Part IV: The Results of the French and Indian War

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: The Results of the French and Indian War"

2.  After the 7 Years War England and France signed a peace treaty known as "The Treaty of Paris"  Watch this short entertaining video to learn about the Treaty of Paris!

3.  Read the passage about the results of the French and Indian War.

4.  Make a list of at least three results you read about in the passage about the results of the French and Indian War.  You should also examine the map of North America in 1763. 

5.  Write a well written paragraph (7-9 sentences) in your LiveBinder text box that answers the following question:

     * Predict how the results of the French and Indian War in 1763, would eventually lead to the start of the American Revolution.


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White Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: A String of British Defeats

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: A String of British Defeats"

2.  At the start of the French and Indian War, the war was not going well for the English and American Colonists.  The French won several battles and were on the verge of winning the French and Indian War
     (Seven Years War)!   Examine the Map of the French and Indian War.  Make a list of all of the battles won by the French in your LiveBinder text box. 

3.  Now, march with General Braddock and George Washington across the Pennsylvania wilderness to attach Fort Dusquene.  Watch the short video about the Battle of the Monongahela to see what happens
     next. 

4.  After watching the video, answer the following questions in your LiveBinder text box:

     A.  Explain what happened to the British Army at the Battle of the Monogahela. 


     B.  What happened to General Braddock at the Battle of the Monogahela?

     C.  If you were an American living in the 13 colonies, how might you react to the news of the Battle of the Monogahela?

 
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Part II: The Albany Plan Of Union 


1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: The Albany Plan Of Union"

2.  At the start of the French and Indian War, Americans in the colonies began to fear a French invasion!  Delegates from 7 colonies met in Albany, New York to discuss how best to defend the colonies from a
     French invasion.   This meeting was known as "The Albany Congress."  With your group, read over the information about the Albany Plan.  If you would like to have the computer read the text too you, don'
     forget to use the control > click > speech option on your MacBook.

3.  Now click on the thumbnail below and examine the images of the Albany Plan of Union. 

                            

4.  After examining the images, answer the questions below in your LiveBinder text box:

     A.  Which famous American proposed the Albany Plan of Union?

     B.  Next, analyze the "Join, or Die" political cartoon in the image.  Complete the "Join, or Die" Graphic Organizer based on the information you learn from the political cartoon.  When you examine the image,
          be sure to look for the source, date, symbolism, bias, tone, and the point of view. 

5.  After each member of your group has completed the "Join, or Die" Graphic Organizer  share your graphic organizers with the other members of your group. 

6.  When you finish, upload your "Join, or Die" Graphic Organizer, to your LiveBinder media box.

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Part III: The Tide of Battle Turns In Favor Of England

 1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: The Tide Of Battle Turns In Favor Of England"

 2.  Under the leadership of Prime Minister William Pitt, the English and American colonists began to win the French and Indian War (Seven Years War).   Examine the Map of the French and Indian War

     Make a list of all of the battles won by the English in your LiveBinder text box.

4.  Next read about how William Pitt changed British strategy in order to win the French and Indian War an the Seven Years War

5.  In your LiveBinder text box, make a list of at least two changes William Pitt made to the British war strategy. 

6.  William Pitt's changes lead to a string of victories for the British including the capture of Fort Duquesne which was renamed Fort Pitt.  The final battle of the war was the Battle of Quebec.  Watch the two

     videos below to learn more about the Battle of Quebec.

        Read about the Battle of Quebec

     Battle Plains of Abraham 

7.  After you have watched both videos, answer the following questions:

    A.  Who was the English commander at the Battle of Quebec?  What happened to him during the battle?

    B.  Who was the French commander at the Battle of Quebec? What happened to him during the battle?

    C.  How did the British army approach the city of Quebec?

    D.  Who won the Battle of Quebec?  

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Part IV: The Results of the French and Indian War

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: The Results of the French and Indian War"

2.  After the 7 Years War England and France signed a peace treaty known as "The Treaty of Paris"  Watch this short entertaining video to learn about the Treaty of Paris!

3.  Read the passage about the results of the French and Indian War.

4.  Make a list of at least two results you read about in the passage about the results of the French and Indian War.  You should also examine the map of North America in 1763.

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Blue Activity:
Assignments to Complete:

Part I: A String of British Defeats

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: A String of British Defeats"

2.  At the start of the French and Indian War, the war was not going well for the English and American Colonists.  The French won several battles and were on the verge of winning the French and Indian War
     (Seven Years War)!   Examine the
Map of the French and Indian War.  Make a list of all of the battles won by the French in your LiveBinder text box. 

3.  Now, march with General Braddock and George Washington across the Pennsylvania wilderness to attach Fort Dusquene.  Watch the short video about the Battle of the Monongahela to see what happens
     next. 

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Part II: The Albany Plan Of Union 


1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: The Albany Plan Of Union"

2.  At the start of the French and Indian War, Americans in the colonies began to fear a French invasion!  Delegates from 7 colonies met in Albany, New York to discuss how best to defend the colonies from a
     French invasion.   This meeting was known as "The Albany Congress."  With your group, read over the information about the Albany Plan.  If you would like to have the computer read the text too you, don'
     forget to use the control > click > speech option on your MacBook.

3.  Now click on the thumbnail below and examine the images of the Albany Plan of Union. 

                            

4.  After examining the images, answer the questions below in your LiveBinder text box:

     A.  Which famous American proposed the Albany Plan of Union?

     B.  Next, analyze the "Join, or Die" political cartoon in the image.  Complete the ""Join, or Die" Graphic Organizer,based on the information you learn from the political cartoon.  When you examine the image,
          be sure to look for the source, date, symbolism, bias, tone, and the point of view. 

5.  After each member of your group has completed the ""Join, or Die" Graphic Organizer,, share your graphic organizers with the other members of your group. 

6.  When you finish, upload your "Join, or Die" Graphic Organizer,, to your LiveBinder media box.
 
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Part III: The Tide of Battle Turns In Favor Of England

 1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: The Tide Of Battle Turns In Favor Of England"

 2.  Under the leadership of Prime Minister William Pitt, the English and American colonists began to win the French and Indian War (Seven Years War).   Examine the Map of the French and Indian War

     Make a list of all of the battles won by the English in your LiveBinder text box.

4.  Next read about how William Pitt changed British strategy in order to win the French and Indian War an the Seven Years War

5.  In your LiveBinder text box, make a list of at least ONE change William Pitt the made to the British war strategy. 

6.  William Pitt's changes lead to a string of victories for the British including the capture of Fort Duquesne which was renamed Fort Pitt.  The final battle of the war was the Battle of Quebec.  Watch the two

     videos below to learn more about the Battle of Quebec.

         Read about the Battle of Quebec

7.  After you have watched both videos, answer the following questions:

    A.  Who was the English commander at the Battle of Quebec?   

    B.  How did the British army approach the city of Quebec?

    C.  Who won the Battle of Quebec?  

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Part IV: The Results of the French and Indian War

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: The Results of the French and Indian War"

2.  After the 7 Years War England and France signed a peace treaty known as "The Treaty of Paris"  Watch this short entertaining video to learn about the Treaty of Paris!

3.  Read the passage about the results of the French and Indian War.

4.  Make a list of at least one result you read about in the passage about the results of the French and Indian War.  You should also examine the map of North America in 1763. 

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