Thursday, September 24

Learning about the Revolutionary War

For more of my own sake than any other reason, I wanted to make compilation of resources we've used to make the Revolutionary War learning time the fun party time that it has been.

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Books:
Johhny Tremain
Ben Bryan: Morgan Rifleman
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
If You lived at the Time of the American Revolution
The Winter of Red Snow:The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart



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Activities:
Role playing colonists, native Americans, soldiers, British officers. This is an activity the kids have just picked up on their own as we've been learning about this time period in history.

Videos:
Liberty's Kids: The Boston Tea Party
Schoolhouse Rock: The Shot Heard Round the World
Liberty's Kids: Midnight Ride



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Using a timeline to mark out dates, events...

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Attending a battle re-enactment and demonstration of period correct crafts and occupations was by far, the icing on the cake. Seeing my boys eyes light up as they watched the battle, pointing and talking about everything that was going on made a perfect fall day.


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3 comments:

Mrs. Farrah Ginter said...

That is awesome, Miss Hannah! My sons would have enjoyed the reenactment as well. When they were little we watched Liberty's kids all of the time.

Anonymous said...

There is a really wonderful series about the war I believe it is on the history channel.. I love the guys voice who is the narrator. But I learned so much about Benedict Arnold that I did not know before.
http://shop.history.com/detail.php?p=87315&v=All

I know this is a bit pricey.. but you might beable to find it at the library or used on line.
Also there is a pretty good movie out there called The crossing, it was just about Washington crossing the Delaware. Living in NJ really perked up my intrest.. But it really shows how hard it was back them just to move the troops and stuff. Today we just jump on a plane and boom you are there...
Sorry to ramble on, I just love this subject.
Enjoy!
Sue in NJ

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

There is a surprisingly good book about George and Martha by (you won't believe it) Mary Higgins Clark.

It is called Mount Vernon Love Story. It was her first novel, before she started writing the mysteries. I liked it because it made me realize Washington's role as husband and stepfather.

I don't think there was anything in it that young people should not read (or anyone for that matter) but it has been awhile since I read it.

We loved studying the American Revolution.