American Revolution

by Mary Ann Kelley


Tea, Taxes, and The American Revolution (Crash Course World History)

Resources for studying the American Revolution

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Ben Franklin Timeline  (Y)
A history lesson plan from Discovery.Education.com for grades K-5.

The American Revolution: Victory  (M)
From the Lesson Plan Library at Discovery Education. Grades 6-8

The American Revolution: Moving West And South  (M)
From the Lesson Plan Library at Discovery Education. Grades 6-8

The American Revolution: Saratoga To Valley Forge  (M)
From the Lesson Plan Library at Discovery Education. Grades 6-8

The American Revolution: The Declaration And Beyond  (M)
From the Lesson Plan Library at Discovery Education. Grades 6-8

Valley Forge and George Washington  (M,O,T)
Learn the story of Valley Forge and about George Washington's unmatched leadership abilities.

History Place: American Revolution  (Y,M,O,T)
From The History Place.

The American Revolution  (Y,M)
A social studies lesson plan on the American Revolution for grades 4-5. From Lesson Plans Page.com

1756-1776: The Seven Years War to the American Revolution  (Y,M,O)
From the Tax History Museum

Revolutionary War  (Y,M)
From ProTeacher Web Directory

Paul Revere   (Y,M,O,T)
From Paul Revere House.org

Voices of the American Revolution  (O,T)
Students use primary sources to learn about how a variety of people viewed the politics leading up to the American Revolution. From EDSITEment (National Endowment for the Humanities)

Join the Revolutions  (Y,M,T)
A dozen activities for studying the American Revolution

The American War for Independence  (M,O,T)
A detailed curriculum unit by EDSITEment (National Endowment for the Humanities)

Williamsburg Special Events for Homeschoolers  (T)
From History.org

Happy Fourth of July (Independence Day)  (Y,M,O,T)
Homeschool curriculum ideas.

Appleseed Project  (M,O,T)
The Appleseed Project is a one of a kind, national program, that teaches traditional rifle marksmanship skills as well as sharing history of the people and events that surround April 19th, 1775, the day the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord.

The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail  (Y,M,O,T)
It recognizes the Revolutionary War Overmountain Men, Patriots from what is now East Tennessee who crossed the Great Smoky Mountains and then fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain in South Carolina. The website offers historical information about the park for those who cannot visit in person.

Independence National Historical Park  (Y,M,O,T)
Independence Hall is the assembly hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed. The Liberty Bell is located there as well. The website offers links and information for folks not able to visit in person.

Longfellow National Historic Site  (Y,M,O,T)
Longfellow National Historic Site is the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one of the world's foremost 19th century poets. The house also served as headquarters for General George Washington during the Siege of Boston, July 1775 - April 1776.The website offers historical information about the park for those who cannot visit in person.

Revolutionary Money  (Y,M,O,T)
Money Cut outs from each of the 13 colonies. From Smithsonian Education

Declaring Independence:Drafting the Documents  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Library of Congress. A look at the drafting documents to the Declaration of Independence.

The Declaration of Independence  (Y)
From the History Place.com

Revolutionary War Internet Scavenger Hunt  (M)
Designed for grades 4-8.

The Loyalist Meets the Patriot  (O)
Students studying the American Revolution usually learn from the perspective of Patriots. This activity asks students to write dialogues about the Loyalists' concerns and desires. Grades 8-12

The Battle of the Battlefields  (M)
Students are asked to study American Revolution battlefields in order to help "The President" select the one deemed most important. That battlefield will receive an award of $1,000,000 for the construction of a new museum. Grade 5.

The Revolutionary War and Children's Literature  (Y,M)
Grades 3-8

American Revolution Simulation  (M)
From the Columbia Education Center. A Social Studies simulation game for students Grades 6-8

The American Revolution: Valley Forge  (M)
On-line lesson from Social Studies School Service.

The Timeline of the Revolution  (Y)
From the Valley Oak Elementary School Experimental Community Website.

Liberty: The American Revolution  (M,O,T)
From PBS. Lessons and Teacher resource guides available.

Virtual Marching Tour of the Revolutionary War  (M,O)
From ushistory.org

America's Freedom Documents  (Y,M,O,T)
Early America.com allows students to see the "Freedom Documents" -- the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as they first appeared to the public at that time. Includes the full text of each document.

America's Heritage: An Adventure in Liberty  (T)
From AmericanHeritage.org. A curriculum supplement written by teachers for Kindergarten-12th grade.

George Washington Resources  (Y,M,O,T)
A teacher resource guide to studying George Washington and his impact on the formation of the United States.

Causes of the American Revolution  (Y,M)
Also from Discovery School, this lesson plan integrates several subjects. My favorite is the examination of the 18th century poem (originally a song) Revolutionary Tea. Students will be exposed to language arts, English culture, and drama.

Digital History - Slavery  (Y,M,O,T)
This resource contains anthologies, primary sources, biographies, guides and additional resources about U.S. history.

Declaration of Independence  (Y,M,O,T)
From US History.org This site showcases information about the signers of the Declaration, its history, and an online version of the Declaration for students to read.

Teacher Views: The Hatmaker's Sign  (Y)
Literature Unit study by Katy Smith, Pratt Elementary School. Pratt, WV. Grade 3

Declaration of Independence  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Library of Congress - Primary Documents in American History

Molly Pitcher  (Y,M)
Learn how Molly got her name.

Molly Pitcher  (Y,M)
From Social Studies for Kids

George Washington  (Y,M,O,T)
From EasyFunSchool.com

The Declaration of Independence  (Y,M,O,T)
From the National Archives (where the Declaration is housed), this website includes images of the original Declaration and its history as well as links to other important national documents that are housed at the Archives.

The Road to Revolution Game  (Y,M,O,T)
An online game about the American Revolution. Every correct answer moves you further along the timeline to Revolution.

July 4th Activity Book to Make  (Y)
For younger students, this book to make includes both period and current flags, the seal of the US, a revolutionary word search, a 50 states word search, and more.

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