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REVOLUTIONARY WAR: independent project

Choose one of the following projects to learn more about colonial life. Start your research with the links below.


In your 7th grade Social Studies classes you will be studying the Revolutionary War. If you are interested in getting deeper into those trying times then help us prepare a presentation about the events that led up to the war. One suggestion is to make a timeline that explains the following events. You may do a real paper and pencil version of your timeline or you can create a Power Point version of the timeline. Be sure to answer the questions WHO, WHAT, WHY and WHEN)... please be sure to include pictures so your audience can get a good vision of those earlier times.
  • New taxes being levied by the King before the war
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

ADDITIONAL PROJECTS YOU MAY WORK ON -- PLEASE NOTIFY YOUR TEACHER IF YOU CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
  • Debate the 2 sides of the war from the perspectives of a Loyalist or a Patriot
  • Explain and give examples of the children's games that were popular during the Revolutionary times
  • Draw 2 detailed pictures showing the uniforms of the Redcoats and the Colonial Army members



Online Resources:


Social Studies for Kids : Battle of Louisbourg

Liberty! The American Revolution (Daily life, global events of the time & comparisons of the British & American soldiers)

Revolutionary America (This is a virtual exhibit that has 7 "galleries" to visit. The first five tell the story of the war in chronological order. Another gallery shows objects from the period such as George Washington's epaulets (shoulder decorations).

Spy letters of the American Revolution (Find out about Benedict Arnold & other spies of this time period--or check the timeline of the war.)

Pictures of the Revolutionary War (From the National Archives)

Loyalty or Liberty? (Learn about the British & American perspectives as you play the part of a servant who uncovers secrets--Do you pass them on to the Loyalists or the Patriots? You decide!)

Toys and Games of the Past (Many of the toys on this page are from Colonial times. Be sure to read the descriptions carefully so you don't get the date wrong!)
"My Report Links " (More primary sources, maps, letters, documents, etc. from the Revolutionary War--You'll need to click on "America's Wars Through Primary Sources"-- then enter PASSWORD PRW2643)





THE ROAD TO REVOLUTION GAME