This timeline Hunt and Race begins with events leading to the American Revolution starting in 1763 and ends with the Treaty of Paris of 1783. In this American Revolution timeline activity, the teacher scatters and hides 40 event cards around the room. When the students find an event card, they scan the QR code using a QR code reader app to reveal the date – no Internet needed! Then, students place the events in the correct chronological order on a timeline.
No QR readers? No problem! A non-QR version is also included!
Note: The QR codes were designed for students to use a QR code reader app to reveal the event’s date. If students do not have a QR code reader app, they may use the camera on their device. However, the camera reads the QR code differently. It assumes they want an Internet search for the date (there is no way to control what sites the device pulls into the search). So, if students want to use their camera, they will need to first put their device in airplane mode or turn off the WiFi connection.
-Clear teacher instructions for QR code and no QR code versions (3 pages)
-Color version with QR codes sized 8.5 x 11 inches (40 pages)
-Color version with no QR codes sized 8.5 x 11 inches (80 pages)
-Greyscale version with QR codes sized 8.5 x 11 inches (40 pages)
-Greyscale version with no QR codes sized 8.5 x 11 inches (80 pages)
-QR Code and no QR Code versions with 4 events per 8.5 x 11 inch page (10 pages)
-Student handout and key (4 pages)
-Timeline for student to complete and key (4 pages)
-Alternate timeline versions (3 pages)
-Blank templates so you can add events to better match your state’s standards (b&w, color, and 4 to a page, editable in PowerPoint)
-Editable student handout so you can add or delete events to better match your state’s standards (2 pages, editable in PowerPoint)
*This zip file contains PDF and PowerPoint files. The PDFs are not editable and will not open in other programs.
Events included in this activity:
Pontiac’s War, Proclamation Act, Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Quartering Act, Stamp Act Congress, repeal of Stamp Act, Declaratory Act, Townshend Acts, Letter From a Farmer in Pennsylvania, Circular Letter, Boston Massacre, repeal of Townshend Acts, burning of the Gaspee, Tea Act, Boston Tea Party, Coercive Acts, 1st Continental Congress meets, Lexington and Concord, 2nd Continental Congress meets, Ft. Ticonderoga, Battle of Bunker Hill, Olive Branch Petition, Battle of Quebec, Common Sense published, Declaration of Independence, Battle of Trenton, Battle of Princeton, Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Saratoga, 2nd Continental Congress approves Articles of Confederation, Valley Forge, Sullivan Expedition, Battle of Camden, Battle of King’s Mountain, Battle of Cowpens, Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Battle of Yorktown, Treaty of Paris
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