Revolutionary War: The Printing Press

Revolutionary War: The Printing Press

Connecting historical events to movement and narrative can be a great way to help students in grades 5-7 memorize dates and facts.  In this lesson, students read a story about a parent and child who are on different sides of the American Revolution. While using collaboration, imitation, and character transformation to act out the story, students can also learn about the factors that shaped the Revolutionary War and the different perspectives of Loyalists and Patriots. 

NOTE: Revolutionary War: The Printing Press is part of our unique library of integrated lessons. 
These specialized lessons simultaneously teach concepts and skills related to drama and the other subject(s) targeted in the lesson. In addition, these lessons are designed to meet National Standards for Drama and for the integrated subject(s), so you can reach learning goals across multiple disciplines.

Revolutionary War: The Printing Press Rubric

Grade Level

  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade


  • 3 Drama Tools
  • Body
  • Body Gestures
  • Body-Shape
  • Character
  • Characterization
  • Collaboration
  • Concentration
  • Conflict
  • Cooperation
  • Imagination
  • Imitation
  • Pantomime
  • Partner Work
  • Planning
  • Practicing
  • Transformation


  • Cause and Affect
  • Colonial Life
  • History Adaptation
  • Personal Space
  • Social Studies
  • Space


  • Open