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American Revolution

Length: 9 weeks
Content-type: Text-based
Age/Grade: 4th – 7th Grades
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How to Use This Course

This nine-week course introduces students to the key battles and players of the Revolutionary War and incorporates history, geography, reading, critical thinking and analysis, and cursive writing throughout. An answer key is also provided.description stuff goes here

Course Introduction

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the American Revolutionary War. Through readings, research, and critical thinking and analysis, students will learn about the important military battles and various key players during the Revolutionary War.

Beginning with the first battle at Lexington and Concord, the course covers the period following the signing of the Declaration of Independence and stops at the end of the Revolutionary War with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. Students are expected to read critically for this course. Short biographies of key characters are included in the course for study.

Students will be required to read and analyze quotes from primary sources for homework. These readings can be found in various places. All the material is available in A Little Book of Revolutionary QuotesVirtue, Valor & Vice (Volume 3), which can be purchased through Amazon or on my website: I have also provided an alternative method for the required readings by providing links in the course to free online sources. Students are welcome to use these links but will need to do extra research to find the material that specifically pertains to our lessons.

  • Week One
    • Day One: Battles of Lexington and Concord
    • Day Two: Taking of Fort Ticonderoga
    • Day Three: Henry Knox
    • Day Four: Ethan Allen
    • Day Five: Review
  • Week Two
    • Day One: Battle of Bunker (Breeds) Hill
    • Day Two: Battle of Quebec
    • Day Three: Reading
    • Day Four: Israel Putnam
    • Day Five: Review
  • Week Three
    • Day One: Battle of Long Island – Brooklyn Heights
    • Day Two: Spies
    • Day Three: Loyalists vs. Patriots
    • Day Four: Nathan Hale
    • Day Five: Review
  • Week Four
    • Day One: Battle of Trenton
    • Day Two: Battle of Saratoga
    • Day Three: Copywork
    • Day Four: Benedict Arnold
    • Day Five: Review
  • Week Five:
    • Day One: Winter at Valley Forge
    • Day Two: Polly Cooper
    • Day Three: George Washington
    • Day Four: Readings
    • Day Five: Review
  • Week Six
    • Day One: Frontier War
    • Day Two: Native Americans
    • Day Three: Minutemen
    • Day Four: George Rogers Clark
    • Day Five: Review
  • Week Seven
    • Day One: African Americans
    • Day Two: James Forten
    • Day Three: Women
    • Day Four: Martha Washington
    • Day Five: Review
  • Week Eight
    • Day One: Battle of Rhode Island
    • Day Two: Battle of Charleston
    • Day Three: Readings
    • Day Four: Nathaneal Greene
    • Day Five: Review
  • Week Nine
    • Day One: Battle of Cowpens
    • Day Two: Daniel Morgan
    • Day Three: Battle of Yorktown
    • Day Four: Alexander Hamilton
    • Day Five: Review

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