Digital Skills: Developing Online Assessment Skills in Everyday Classroom Activities Western Reserve Public Media

“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death” Why Does The American Matter?
The chain of political, economic and social changes that developed during the Enlightenment Age inspired the American Revolution, French Revolution and Latin American wars for independence. Enlightenment writers explored the relationship between governments and the people they governed. The ideas they espoused included freedom, natural rights, self-determination, limited government, consent of the governed and the common good.

I can:
  • Explain how Enlightenment ideas influenced the American Revolution, French Revolution and Latin American wars for independence.

  • Develop theses and use evidence to support or refute positions.

  • Analyze cause, effect, sequence and correlation in historical events, including multiple causation and long- and short-term causal relations.

Tech Skills:
  • Navigate websites

  • Utilize keyboarding and mouse skills

  • Select objects and paste them into another location.

  • Select an object to resize for proper proportions

  • Select areas within the drawing

  • Drag and drop objects and text depending on the needs of the product

  • Highlight text and copy and paste it into another location.

  • Properly cite and utilize web images connected to content

  • Utilize Google Drawings to create.

  • Publish and share a digital creation

Materials and Resources:

10 Things to Know About the Supreme Court

Intro to Google Drawings in the Classroom

Topic: Google Drawings


Grade Level:
  • 9th-12th Grade
Subject Area:
  • Modern World History

After studying the American Revolution and its impact on the world stage, the students will script a list of 10 Key things to know about the American Revolution and its impacts Their design will be influenced by the example on the Supreme Court.


Activity 1:

Students will create their list of ten things regarding the Revolution’s impact.

  • They should compose a reference page if supplementary materials are utilized in their creation.


Activity 2:

Utilizing Google Drawings and their list, students will create their digital piece

Completed product will be shared with instructor




Ohio Modern World History

  • 8. Enlightenment ideas on the relationship of the individual and the government influenced the American Revolution, French Revolution and Latin American wars for independence.
Supplementary Resources:

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