Amari Moves Out


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Amari Moves Out is an introduction story to exploration, colonization, and the dissatisfaction that led to the Revolutionary War. It is intended for an audience of elementary to middle school age U.S. History students. It covers a few Va SOLs, including USI.4a, USI.5b, USI.5d, and USI.6a. Check them out at

The performance outcomes of this presentation include interpreting verbal information and identifying basic concepts.

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Amari Moves Out

  1. 1. Amari Moves Out By Josh McPherson
  2. 2. Meet Amari Hi friend!
  3. 3. Today is the big day I’m going to find a place of my own and make some money! This will be interesting …
  4. 4. Amari finds a place to live…
  5. 5. Amari learns how to make money…
  6. 6. Amari gets some visitors… We have a message from your parents.
  7. 7. Amari follows the rules… I’m doing just fine!
  8. 8. Amari starts to wonder why… 5 years later… What the heck!
  9. 9. What will Amari do?
  10. 10. Let’s Review • Why did Amari move out? • Describe his journey to his new house. • How did he earn money? • What did his parents’ friends tell him?
  11. 11. Let’s Review • Why did Amari move out? He wanted to make money. • Describe his journey to his new house. Amari didn’t pack enough supplies, so he almost starved. He also got really sick and got lost in the forest. • How did he earn money? Fishing, farming, making things from wood, trading. • What did his parents’ friends tell him? Amari still had to follow their rules and send them money.
  12. 12. Amari was a representation Hi friend! Hey there, bu ddy!
  13. 13. English explorers had many motives England Explorer
  14. 14. Explorer Problems
  15. 15. Colonial Economies New England Mid Atlantic Southern Colonist: A person who lives in an area that is governed by another country
  16. 16. Colonists follow English law and pay taxes … We have a message from the king. Governors
  17. 17. What do you think the colonists will do?
  18. 18. Quiz 1. Name the motives for English exploration. 2. What were some of the problems explorers faced? 3. What were the key economies in New England, the Mid Atlantic, and the South? 4. What was a main factor leading to ideas of revolution?
  19. 19. Performance Outcomes (SOLs) • Describe the motivations and obstacles of English Explorers • Describe the dependence on resources and specialization for the different regions of the colonies • Identify the political and economic relationship between Great Britain and the colonies • Identify the issues of dissatisfaction that led to the American Revolution