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Unit 1: The American Colonies & The Revolution. 3. The French & Indian War. Lesson Objective. Students will analyze the impact of the French and Indian War on the relationship between the English Empire and the American Colonies. Word of the Day/Initial Activity. Imperialism

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Unit 1 the american colonies the revolution

Unit 1: The American Colonies & The Revolution

3. The French & Indian War


Lesson objective

Lesson Objective

  • Students will analyze the impact of the French and Indian War on the relationship between the English Empire and the American Colonies.


Word of the day initial activity

Word of the Day/Initial Activity

  • Imperialism

    • A nation conquering foreign lands for economic gain.

  • Why take over foreign land?

    • Why would the English want to expand their control over territory in North America?

    • How might the English benefit from this?

  • Share Out

  • Discussion: What problems might develop for England from taking over additional territory overseas?


Activity 1 the french indian war

Activity 1: The French & Indian War

Focus Question: How did the French & Indian War affect the British financially?

  • Read The French and Indian War

    • Answer the guided reading questions

  • Extension Activity

    • Why would the British invest so much time and money in protecting the American colonies?

  • Chart and Share Out


The french indian war quickwrite turn talk

The French & Indian War QuickWrite/ Turn & Talk

  • 2 minute to write down a response to this question:

  • Why would Native Americans fight alongside English and French soldiers when the English and French have taken large areas of Indian territory?

  • Turn & Talk: 30 seconds per partner

  • Share Out


Activity 2 french indian war maps

Activity 2: French & Indian War Maps

  • Focus Question: How did the French & Indian War change the imperial holdings of the French & English in North America?

  • Read The French and Indian War Map Activity

    • Examine the map carefully

    • Answer the guided reading questions

  • Extension Activity

    • The American Revolution took place in 1776 while the French and Indian War ended in 1760, what happened after the war that inspired the Revolution to happen so quickly after it?

  • Share Out & Write 1 question you have after this reading


Mini lesson

Mini-Lesson

  • 1. Land dispute between England and France in Ohio River Valley

  • 2. England

    • a. Control of American colonies

  • 3. France

    • a. Control of Canada

  • 4. England Wins

    • a. Gains land up to Canada and Florida

    • England spends tons of money


  • Summary

    Summary

    • Exit Ticket

    • Regents multiple-choice question

    • What was the main cause of the French and Indian War (1754-1763)?

      • a. disputed land claims in the Ohio River valley between the French and the British

      • b. conflicts between American colonists and the French over control of the Great Plains

      • c. taxation of American colonists without representation in Parliament

      • d. violation of trade agreements between European nations and Native American Indians

        2) Share with me one thing that you find interesting from class today. Why do you find it interesting?

        3) Share with me one-way in which the information from class today affects your life today.


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