Unit 4: The American Revolutionary War

Essential Question: How did the American Revolutionary War Affect The Lives of the People of 1776?


Background
The fourth grade students have completed a detailed exploration of the American Revolutionary War. Here, they demonstrate the depth of their understanding by creating specific digital products. Each tool was chosen to suit a specific learning style. The Tellagami video utilizes images and voice for auditory learners. The wanted posters use images and text for visual learners. The timeline uses both images and text in a sequential array, and meets the needs of visual, auditory and mathematical/sequential learners. All tech tools reach tactile/kinesthetic as well as interpersonal learners.

Historical Understanding
Each project required the student to examine specific events of the war, be it the Boston Massacre or the actual battles of the Revolution, and see them from the perspective of the Colonists, the British government and the Loyalists. Through these tasks, our students developed the understanding that an event can been perceived very differently. It depends on the "eye of the beholder".

Standards and Specific Instructions
More details on each task can be found on the side panel of this wikispace, under "Fourth Grade - American Revolution - Tasks".






Class

Student

Tellagami

The Boston Massacre - Was it Riot or a Massacre?

Wanted Poster #1


The British Perspective

Wanted Poster #2


The Colonists' Perspective

Timeline

Battles of the American Revolution

What Actually Happened?
4A
Aaron

Aaron 4A .png
Aaron 4A 2.png

4A
Alyssa
Unnown 1.png
Alyssa 4A.png
Alyssa 4A 2.png
Alyssa 4A Timeline.png
4A
Aryan

Aryan 4A .png
Aryan 4A also.png

4A
Ashley
Unknown 2.png


Ashley 4A.png
4A
Athena
Athena 4A.png



4A
Emith
Unknown 4.png
Emith 4A.png
Emith 4A also .png

4A
Eric

Eric 4A.png
Joanna4AWanter#2.jpg
Eric 4A Timeline.png
4A
Ethan




4A
Giovanni

Giovanni 4A.png


4A
Jelissa
Unknown 4c?.png



4A
Joanna
Joanna 4A.png
William Franklin.jpg


4A
Joy
Joy 4A.png
Joy 4A Poster 1.png


4A
Katalyna
Katalyna 4A Gami.png
Katalyna 4A.png
Katalyna 4A 2.png

4A
Keane

Keane 4A 1.png
Kean 4A.png

4A
Kian

4A Kian Wanted 1.jpg
Kian 4A.png

4A
Mei
Unknown2.png



4A
Meshane
Unknown 1 gami.png


Meshane 4A Timeline Pix.png
4A
Rosamia
Unknown .png
4A Rosamia Wanted 1.jpg


4A
Sabrina



Sabrina 4A Timeline.png
4A
Shivas
Unknown 5.png
Washington Poster.jpg

Shivas 4A.png
4A
Steven
Steven 4C Gami.png
Steven 4A.png








4C
Amy
Amy Gami.png
Amy 4C.png


4C
Aristo

Aristo 4C.png


4C
Ashley
Ashley 4C Tellagami.png
Ashley 4C also.png
Ashley 4C.png

4C
Ava
Unknown 3.png
Ava 4C.png


4C
Carol
Unknown Gami 2.png
4C Carol Wanted 2.png
4C Carol Wanted.jpg

4C
Cassie
Cassie 4C.png
4C Cassie Wanted 1.jpg


4C
Chelsea

4C Chelsea Wanted 2.jpg
4C Chelsea Wanted 1 pix.png

4C
Chris
Chris 4C.png
4C Chris 2.png
4C Chris Wanted 1

4C
Diana
Diana 4C.png



4C
Ekjot
Ekjot 4C.png
4C Ekjot Wanted 1.jpg


4C
Irene
Irene 4C.png


Irene 4C Timeline pix.png
4C
Kaila

Kaiya 4C.png


4C
Kevin
Kevin 4C Gami.png
Kevin 4-317.jpg
Kevin 4c.png

4C
Mandy
Mandy 4C.png
4C Mandy.jpg


4C
Matthew
Matthew 4C Tellagami.png
Matthew 4C .png
Matthew 4C also.png
Matthew 4C.png
4C
Niki



Niki 4C Timeline pix.png
4C
Rajvir
Rajvit.png
4C Rajvir Wanted 1.jpg

Rajvir 4C Timeline pix.png

4C
Sabrina
Sabrina 4C.png



4C
Sophia
Sophia 4C.png
4C Sophia Wanted 1.jpg
Sophia 4C 2.png

4C
Stella
Stella 4C.png
Please re-do your
Wanted Poster.


4C
Steve

Steve 4C.png


4C
Tatiana




4C
Thomas G.
Thomas G 4C Telle.png
Thomas G 4C Revere.jpg
Thomas G 4C.png

4C
Thomas R
Thomas R 4C Gami.png
Thomas R 4D .png
Thomas R 4C Poster.png







4D
Alishia
Alishia 4D.png
Paris 4D 2.png


4D
Alex
Please re-do with
George Washinton's
face.
Alex 4D.png
Alex 4D.png

4D
Angel
Alex 4D Gami.png
Angel 4D.png


4D
Antonio
Antonio 4D.png



4D
Ashli


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Ashli 4D Timeline.png
4D
Didi
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Didi 4D.png


4D
Dimitra
Gami 4D.png
Dimitra 4D.png


4D
Elaine

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4D
Erica
Erica 4D.png



4D
Grace
Grace 4D.png



4D
Ilyas
NO Name 4D?.png



4D
Jayden
Jayden 4D.png



4D
Mia

Mia 4D.png


4D
Paris

Paris 4D 1.png


4D
Peilei
Pei Lei 4D.png



4D
Raijin
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4D
Vasili
Please make
wanted poster with
a British person,
not two colonists.
Vasili 4D.png
Vasili 4D Revere.png


4E

Student

Songs of the American Revolution

Using Primary Source Documents to Understand Perspective




James
James 4-217 Songs.png




Kevin
Kevin 4-317 Songs.png




Unit 3: Three Worlds Meet: New Amsterdam in 1626

Essential Question: How did the Dutch, Native Americans, Indentured Servants, Slaves and British settlers interact and impact each others lives in New Amsterdam in 1664?


Topic Question: What has the impact of trading with the Dutch merchants on the lives of the Native Americans?

Class

Teacher

Student

Student-Created Product

4A
Ms. Feder
Aaron & Ethan

4A
Ms. Feder
Amy & Dianna

4A
Ms. Feder
Aryan & Shivas

4A
Ms. Feder
Ashley & Karalyna

4A
Ms. Feder
Ekjot & Tammilyn
Ekjot & Tamilyn.png
4A
Ms. Feder
Eric & Terrence
Eric & Terence 4A.png
4A
Ms. Feder
Joy & Olivia

4A
Ms. Feder
Mei & Joanna
Mei & Joanna 4A.png
4A
Ms. Feder
Mia & Sabrina

4D
Ms. Winter
Steven & Philemon
Steven & Philemon 4A.png
4A
Ms. Feder
Emith & Daniel
Emith & Daniel 4A Cause & Effect.png
4C

Victoria & Irene

4D
Ms. Winter
Alishia, Dimtra and Peilei

4D
Ms. Winter
Angel & Raejin

4D
Ms. Winter
Antonia & Zohaib

4D
Ms. Winter
Douglas & Krystal

4D
Ms. Winter
Elaine & Dimitra
Elaine & Demetra 4D.png
4D
Ms. Winter
Faine & Petros

4D
Ms. Winter
Grace & Jasleen

4D
Ms. Winter
Ilyas and Ivan

4D
Ms. Winter
Jayden and Didi

4D
Ms. Winter
Khalid & Nicholas

4D
Ms. Winter
Pablo & Ricky

4D
Ms. Winter
Paige & Athena

4D
Ms. Winter
Paris & Elaine

4D
Ms. Winter
Petros & Peilei
Petros & Peilei 4D.png
4D
Ms. Winter
Raymond & Xin

4D
Ms. Winter
Vasilli
Vasilli 4D.png
4D
Ms. Winter
Vasilli & Alex
4D Vasilli & Alex .png
4E
Ms. Segota
Eleni

Peter Stuyvesant, Leader of New Amsterdam
Eleni 4-317.png


Wen Jing
Wen Jin 4-317.png
4A
Ms. Feder
Katalyna & Jelissa

Dutch Traders of New Amsterdam, 1626
Katalyna & Jelissa 4A Dutch Traders.png

Unit 2: European Explorers of the 1400 - 1600's

Essential Question: Why did the kings of Europe send out daring men to travel the western oceans? Who were these men? What were they seeking? What did they discover? What impact did their discoveries have on the peoples of the New World and on the European people themselves?

Our Unit StoryKit Rubric & Digital Essay Storyboard
Explorers StoryKit Rubric Pix.png Explorers Storyboard pix.png


Class

Teacher

Explorer's Name
Students' Names
Student - Created Products
4A

Ms. Feder

Henry Hudson
Eric and Daniel
Explorers 4A Eric & Daniel.png


Henry Hudson
Alyssa & Ashley
Explorers 4A Alyssa & Ashley.png


Henry Hudson
Aryan & Shivas
Explorers 4A Aryan & Shivas .png


Henry Hudson
Katalyna & Jelissa
Explorers 4A Katalyna & Jelissa.png


Henry Hudson
Mia & Ethan
9. Explorers 4A - Mia & Ethan.png


Henry Hudson
Olivia & Terence
Explorers 4A Oliva & Terence.png


Henry Hudson
Philemon & Meshane
Explorers 4A Philemon & Meshane.png


Henry Hudson
Paige & Kian
Paige and Kian - 4 A.png


Samuel de Champlain
Giovanni & Pablo
Explorers 4A Giovanni & Pablo.png


Samuel de Champlain
Joy & Aaron
Explorers 4A Joy & Aaron.png


Samuel de Champlain
Joanna & Jacob
Explorers 4A Joanna & Jacob.png


Henry Hudson
Sabrina & Steven
Explorers 4A Sabrina & Steven.png


Henry Hudson
Mei, Keane & Emith
Explorers 4X Mei, Keane & Emith.png





4C

Ms. Lenhart

Henry Hudson
Carol, Ashley, Amy and Tammilyn
Explorers 4C Carol, Ashley, Amy and Tammilyn.png


Henry Hudson
Sonia, Niki & Mandy
Explorers 4C Sonia Niki & Mandy.png


Samuel de Champlain
Sophia, Stacey & Tatiana
Explorers 4C Sophia, Stacey and Tatiana.png


Verrazzano
Blaise, Rajvir and Matthew
Explorers 4C Blaise, Rajvir and Matthew.png


Verrazzano
Kevin & Nicholas
Explorers 4C Kevin & Nicholas.png


Verrazzano
Steve, Kelvin & Tommy
Explorers 4C Steve, Kelvin & Tommy.png


Christopher Columbus
Ava, Cassie, Stella, Diana, and Chelsea
Explorers 4C Ava, Cassie, Stella, Diana and Chelsea.png


Christopher Columbus
Victoria & Irene
Explorers 4C Victoria & Irene.png


Christopher Columbus
Ekjot & Kaiya
Explorers 4C Ekjot & Kaiya.png





4D

Ms. Winter

Christopher Columbus
Raejin, Petros & Pellei
Raejin, Petros & Peilei 4-D.png


Champlain
Elaine & Dimitra
4D Elaine and Dimitra Explorers.png


Columbus
Ilyas & Nicholas
4D - Ilyas and Nicholas -Champlain.png


Samuel de Champlain
Jayden & Douglas
4D - Jayden & Douglas.png


Christopher Columbus
Laura, Antonio, Alishia and Xin - 4D
Jasleen,Khalid class 4D.png


Verrazano
Kalid & Jasleen
Jasleen,Khalid class 4D.png


Hudson
Fatine & Didi
4D - Fatine & Didi .png


Champlain
Grace & Erica
4D - Grace and Erica .png


Hudson
Mia & Ivan
4D - Mia and Ivan - Hudson.png


Columbus
Paris & Raymond
4D - Paris and Raymond- Columbus.png










4E

Ms. Segota

Christopher Columbus
Salma & Hope
4-317 - Alma and Hope .png


Hudson
Anthony & Roy
4-317 -Anthony & Roy.png







Unit 1: Native Americans of New York State

Essential Question: How did the forests, rivers, lakes, streams, mountains, valleys and swamps of of New York State affect the lives of the Northeast Woodland tribes (Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora and the Lenape) in the 1600's?


Our Unit RubricNYS NAmer Rubric pix.png


Class Sets of Our Digital Essays - 4C & 4A


Native Americans of New York State (1600's) 4A - Native Americans of New York State



Our Team StoryKit Digital Essays - click on the icon to hear the essays read-aloud!

Class

Teacher

Students

Tribe

Student-Created Products

4A
Ms. Feder
Joy and Paige
The Lenape
Joy and Paige 4A.png


Terrence and Daniel
The Lenape
Terence and Daniel 4A.png


Katalyna and Jelissa
The Mohawk
Katalyn .png


Pablo and Jacob
The Mohawk
Pablo and Jacob 4A.png


Kean and Philemon
The Oneida
Kean and Philemon 4A.png


Mia
The Oneida
Mia 4A.png


By Sabrina, Ethan and Joanna
The Onondaga
4A Onondaga.png
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Olivia and Shivas
The Onondaga
Olivia and Shivas 4A.png


Emith and
Giovanni
The Seneca
Emith and .png


Eric and Aaron
The Tuscarora
4A Tuscarora.png
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By Meshane and Steven
The Tuscarora
4A Tuscarora 2.png
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Ricky and Kian
The Cayuga
4A The Cayuga.png
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Alyssa and Ashley
The Seneca
Alyssa and Ashley 4A.png





4C
Ms. Lenhart
Aristo, Carol & Amy
The Mohawk
Mohawk By Aristo, Carol and Amy.png


Ashley & Ava
The Mohawk
Ashley & Ava 4C.png


Kevin, Kelvin & Nicholas
The Onondaga
Onondaga Kevin Kelvin Nic 4C.png
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Tommy & Thomas
The Tuscarora
Tuscarora Tommy & Thomas 4C.png
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Ekjot & Victoria
The Lenape
Lenape.png


Mandy & Matthew
The Onondaga
Onondagag.png


Chris & Chelsea
The Cayuga
Cayuga by Chris & Chelsea.png


Sonia, Seoyeon and Niki
The Seneca
Seneca by Sonia Seoyeon Niki.png


Sophia and Stacey
The Oneida
Oneida Sophia and Stacey.png


Steve, Stella and Tammilyn
The People of the Oneida
Oneida Steve, Stella and Tammilyn.png


Sabrina, Ethan & Joanna
The Onondaga
Oondaga Sabrina Ethan and Joanna.png


Mandy & Matthew
The Onondaga
Onondaga Mandy Matthew.png


Terrance & Daniel
The Lenape
Lenape Terrance Daniel.png


Blaise & Tatiana
The Tuscarora
Tuscarora Blaine and Tatianna.png


Mia
The Oneida Tribe
Oneida Mia 4C.png


Diana & Cassie
The Cayuga Tribe
Cayuga Daniel and Cassie.png


Kaiya & Irene
The Lenape
Kaiya & Irene 4C.png





4D
Ms. Winter
Alex, Ashli and Angel
The Mohawk
4D - Mohawk - by ?.png


Mia and Ivan
The Onondaga
Mia and Ivan - 4D.png


Douglas & Jayden
The Cayuga
Douglas & Jayden - 4D - Cayuga.png


Elaine and Dimitra - 4D
The Cayuga
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Ilyas & Nicholas
The Lenape
Ilyas & Nicholas - 4D - Lenape.png


Erica & Grace
The Lenape
Erica & Grace - 4D - Lenape.png



Developing the Essential Question - Now that we've formed teams, what topics will we research?

Class

Teacher

Tribe

Students

Student-created Product

4A
Ms. Feder
Mohawk
Team 1 - Jelissa, Pablo, Katalyna, Jacob



Cayuga
Team 2 - Mei, Ricky, Athena and Kian



Lenape
Team 3 - Joy, Paige, Daniel and Terence



Onadaga
Team 4 - Olivia, Shivas, Sabrina, Ethan and Joanna



Seneca
Team 5 - Alyssa, Gio, Emith and Ashley



Oneida
Team 6 - Keane, Catherine, Rosamina & Philemon



Tuscarora
Team 7 - Eric

4C
Ms. Lenhart
Mohawk
Team 1 - Ava, Carol, Ashley, Aristo and Amy



Oneida
Team 2 - Diana, Chelsea, Cassie and Chris



Oneida
Team 6 - Stacy, Stella, Sophia and Tammilyn

4D


Team 1 - Didi, Mia, Fatine & Ivan




Team 3 - Elaine, Dimitra, Douglas and Jayden




Team 4 - Ilyas, Nicholas, Elaine and Grace




5




Team 6 - Petros, Paris, Rayjin, Raymond and Petrias


Our First Projects: Identifying New York State Landforms

Class

Teacher

Students

Student-Created Product

4A
Ms. Feder
Ricky & Philemon
Ricky and Philemon 4A.png
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Athena & Alyssa
Athena and Alyssia.png
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Emith & Daniel
Emith and Daniel.png
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Joanna & Jelissa
Joanna and Jelissa.png


Keane & Kian
Keane & Kian.png
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Meshane and Pablo
Meshane and Pablo.png
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Ethan and Eric



Ethan and Eric 2
NAmer Ethan & Eric 4A.png
Ethan and Eric.png
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Ashley & Catherine
Ashley and Catherine .png
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4C
Ms. Lenhart
Team 1 - Ava, Carol Ashley and Amy

4C
Ms. Lenhart
Ekjot and Kaiya
Ekjot and Kalya 4C.png
4C
Ms. Lenhart
Sonia, Niki & Seo Yeon
Sonia, Niki & Seo Yeon 4C.png
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Stella and Tammilyn
Stella and Tammilyn.png
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4C
Ms. Lenhart
Sabrina and Rajvir
Sabrina and Rajvir 4C.png
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4C
Ms. Lenhart
Stacey and Steve
Stacey and Steve 4C.png
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4C
Ms. Lenhart
Thomas and Tommy
Thomas and Tommy.png
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4C
Ms. Lenhart
Cassie and Chris
Cassie and Chris.png
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4C
Ms. Lenhart
Ashley and Ava
Ashley and Ava 4C.png
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4C
Ms. Lenhart
Irene and Victoria
Irene & Victoria 4C.png
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4D
Ms. Winter
Alex, Ashli and Angel
Alex, Ashlii and Angel 4D.png
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Grace and Erika
Grace and Erica 4D.png
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Douglas and Jaydeen
Douglas and Jaydeen.png
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4D
Ms. Winter
Krystal, Khalid and Jasleen
Krystal, Khalid and Jasleen .png
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4D
Ms. Winter
Ilyias & Nicholas

What is a Valley?
Ilyias & Nicholas 4C.png


Ivan and Mia

What is a Lake?
Ivan and Mia 4D.png
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Paris and Raymond
Paris And Raymond 4D.png
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