Skip To Main Content

Location

Container

Menu Trigger Container

I Want To

Welcome to Simi Valley Unified School District's new website. Please pardon our dust as we import our content and format the pages. When complete, we are confident that our new site will be a valuable resource to our community.

Horizontal Nav

Breadcrumb

5th Grade Revolutionary War

Washington Crossing the Delaware

California State Standards Covered 5.6 Students understand the course and consequences of the American Revolution.

  1. Identify and map the major military battles, campaigns, and turning points of the Revolutionary War, the roles of the American and British leaders, and the Indian leaders' alliances on both sides.
  2. Describe the contributions of France and other nations and of individuals to the out-come of the Revolution (e.g., Benjamin Franklin's negotiations with the French, the French navy, the Treaty of Paris, The Netherlands, Russia, the Marquis Marie Joseph de Lafayette, Tadeusz Ko´sciuszko, Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben).
  3. Identify the different roles women played during the Revolution (e.g., Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Molly Pitcher, Phillis Wheatley, Mercy Otis Warren).
  4. Understand the personal impact and economic hardship of the war on families, problems of financing the war, wartime inflation, and laws against hoarding goods and materials and profiteering.
  5. Explain how state constitutions that were established after 1776 embodied the ideals of the American Revolution and helped serve as models for the U.S. Constitution.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the significance of land policies developed under the Continental Congress (e.g., sale of western lands, the Northwest Ordinance of 1787) and those policies' impact on American Indians' land.
  7. Understand how the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence changed the way people viewed slavery.

Unit Resources

Focus Questions
How to Be Poem Directions
Pocket Book Directions 
 

Spirit of 76

Related Websites

History.com: American Revolution
History Central's: Revolutionary War
Liberty's Kids
National Archives Revolutionary Documents
Rediscovering George Washington
Revolutionary War Battles
Revolutionary War Timeline