6-8 Virginia

American Revolution and Social Class

This inquiry focuses on the causes of the American Revolution in light of feelings of injustice among social classes. Students typically learn about the experiences of people during the American Revolution in simple categories such as loyalist and patriots. In reality, there were varied experiences that reflect social class, gender, race, and ethnicity. In this inquiry, students will learn about a variety of these experiences and how they may have impacted the events of the Revolution.