Revolutionary War Through Drama: Life in the Colonies Lesson

Revolutionary War Through Drama: Life in the Colonies Lesson

Immerse your students in colonial life by having them create dramas about day to day living in the pre-Revolutionary War colonies. This lesson is an excellent way to integrate Social Studies learning with drama by discussing the impacts of British control on daily life in the years leading up to the Revolutionary War. Designed for grades 4-8, this lesson also helps students hone their concentration, collaboration, and imitation skills by challenging them to create a silent mini drama.

NOTE: Revolutionary War Through Drama: Life in the Colonies  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.

Grade Level

  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade


  • Character
  • Characterization
  • Collaboration
  • Concentration
  • Conflict
  • Cooperation
  • Cultural/Multicultural
  • Imagination
  • Imitation
  • Partner Work
  • Planning
  • Practicing
  • Sequencing
  • Story Elements
  • Theme/Idea


  • Collaboration
  • Colonial Life
  • Conflict
  • Culture
  • Main Idea
  • Plot Sequence
  • Point of View
  • Sequencing
  • Social Studies
  • Story Elements
  • Teamwork


  • Open