Unit Study-The American Revolution

We spent a good part of our first quarter covering the American Revolution.  The kids really enjoyed it, although in totally different ways! B was very into the battles and the political strategy while K was more into the personal stories. 

K’s book list

Little House in Boston Bay

Finding Becca

The Secret of Sarah Revere

Cast Two Shadows

Going to School in 1776

B. Franklin Printer

Johnny Tremain

My Brother Sam is Dead

Sections from: 

The Almanac of World History

Encyclopedia of World History

The Story of Mankind

 B’s book list

John, Paul, George and Ben

George vs. George

What’s the Big Idea Ben Franklin?

Why Don’t You Get a Horse Sam Adams?

Can’t You Make Them Behave King George?

Magic Tree house Revolutionary War on Wednesday

Magic Tree house Study Guide-American Revolution

George Washington’s Breakfast

The American Revolution

Time Warp Trio-Oh Say I can’t See

Valley Forge

K also read some of B’s books, either on her own or to B.

Websites

Liberty! The series on PBS http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/

Kid Info site on The American Revolution http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/American_Revolution.html

This is more for classrooms-but I did get some good ideas!http://www.mce.k12tn.net/revolutionary_war/american_revolution.htm

Other Resources

Learning Through History Magazine-American Revolution

Hands on Activities

Make Johnny Cake

Make an early American flag

Write with Quill Pens

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