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Unit 2: Decision-Making and Civic Engagement in Revolutionary America

Introduce students to the ways that 18th-century Americans expressed their opinions, protested, and engaged in decision-making within their communities and the colonies during the Colonial and Revolutionary Eras.
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Unit 3: Timelining Independence

Introduce students to the events leading up to independence, helping them place the spring and summer of 1776 within a larger context of political/diplomatic and military events that would shape decision-making.
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Unit 4: Support for Independence

Introduce students to the motivations that different people had for supporting independence and show them how support for independence was a last resort for many.
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Unit 5: Opposition to Independence

Introduce students to the fact that there were many people who opposed the idea of independence, and that they had a variety of reasons for doing so.
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Unit 6: The People and Perspectives in Between

Introduce students to the people that sought to remain neutral on the matter of independence, and those who saw benefits and challenges to supporting either side.
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Unit 7: Drafting the Declaration

Introduce students to the causes and rationale behind the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, as well as to its many audiences, both locally and abroad.
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Unit 8: After the Declaration: What Happens Next?

Introduce students to the unintended audiences of the Declaration, such as women, enslaved and free people of African descent, and laboring people (and what it meant to them).
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George Dance Drawing of an 18th-Century Chinese Man
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Looking Through the Silk Screen: Asian People in the American Revolution

Historian Daniel Sieh explores how the story of Charles Peters provides a fascinating window into the contributions made by Asian people to the American Revolution.
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Meet The Revolution historical interpreter Daniel Sieh

Meet the Revolution: Daniel Sieh

Daniel Sieh discusses his work bringing Asian and Asian American history to the forefront and his ongoing research on the role Asian people played in the American Revolution.
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Tecumseh Flag Stiching Exampe Hammerstrom

How to Make a Flag or Standard

True Colours contributor Kirsten Hammerstrom explores the process and steps for sewing a standard, or flag, from wool bunting in this how-to post republished with her permission.
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