Utah Lesson Plans
Social Studies
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Upper Elementary, Middle School
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Heroes of the American Revolution

Heroes of the American Revolution


This resource is a Social Studies student activity that utilizes Utah's Online Library resources - specifically, Gale's Biography in Context, EBSCO's Biography Reference Center, and World Book Encyclopedia to help students learn about the heroes of the American Revolution. 

About Utah’s Online Library

Utah's Online Library provides Utah educators and students free access to high-quality reference collections such as EBSCO, Gale Reference Collection, World Book, eMedia, and LearningExpress Library.

This activity was designed to help educators utilize this amazing resource in their classrooms.

Note: Utah educators and students visiting Utah's Online Library from a school computer should be automatically authenticated. When at home, students must use the home access login that their teacher or school media specialist can provide. Utah educators can use either their my.uen login or the home access login.


Essential Question: What is a hero? 

As a class, compile a list of character traits that might be part of the hero’s nature. Students can choose a hero of the American Revolution. Using the research resources in Utah's Online Library, have them develop a presentation about their hero and defend their choice.

Gale’s Biography in Context and EBSCO’s Biography Reference Center will be helpful resources for this type of activity. Students could also use the fabulous World Book Encyclopedia.


Curriculum Connections:

Social Studies - 5th Grade
Social Studies - 8th Grade