Monday, February 28, 2011

Next Stop: The American Revolution

Jumbling several directional thoughts together here, so bear with the chaos and take what you might like to use, share whatever resources and ideas you may have yourself in my comments :o)

Books to read:
Johnny Tremain
My Brother Sam is Dead
Guns for General Washington
Phoebe the Spy
Toliver's Secret
The Fighting Ground
George Washington's Socks
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?
Woods Runner, Gary Paulsen
The Felicity series, American Girls
Yankee Doodle and The Secret Society
The Winter of Red Snow, Dear America Series
Magic Tree House #22...Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Sign of The Beaver is a favorite here, both book and movie version
The Matchlock Gun
A collection of Amazon books on the Revolutionary War
Some Bestseller's in Colonial from Amazon...

Unit Studies and Resources Online:
Homeschool Helper Online 
Eclectic Homeschool's Unit
The Homeschool Mom
Easy Fun School
HotChalk Lesson Plans page
Homeschool in the Woods' Time Travelers -- we loved our Colonial lapbook resources and I expect the American Revolution to be just as fun
The Old Schoolhouse article
KidInfo site
American Revolution...pre-cause, people, events, post-cause
The American
The History Place...always a favorite!
My Revolutionary
The Revolutionary War links
Revolutionary War Timeline from
KidPort pages
Social Studies for Kids
National Park Service pages
CurrClick American Revolution links CurrClick has many resources available to browse
American Sons of Liberty

Bloggers sharing their lists and ideas:
The School Down the Lane
Oklahoma Homeschool/Cindy Downes

Documentaries and other Media:
Liberty's Kids
and Liberty's Kids online episodes via Clicker Online TV
Founding Brothers... book form, Netflix, Clicker online TV, VideoSurf Online, Desired Movies online  **I have NOT checked the validity or service of any of these providers aside from Netflix.  I have collected these links by doing a simple search.  Use caution when viewing.
You also have 1776, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson...the adult reading books are endless....

Crafts & Project ideas:
Dover Publications collection of paper dolls of all kinds
Paper Dali...ok, rather cheesey free paper dolls, but use it to spark your own creativity :o)
of course, Felicity of the American Girls collection
A Book in Time craft ideas
Junior General...tons of files of paper soldiers you make yourself, scroll thru, print and have fun!
American Kids in History - Revolutionary War Days activity book

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