Friday, December 3, 2010

American Revolutionary War Unit Study

The American Revolutionary War, which began in 1775 and concluded in 1783, was a war that was fought between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the thirteen American colonies.  In 1775 the colonist established the Second Continental Congress, which instituted an army for the Patriots.  Then in 1776, the congress declared independence from Great Britain.

The British had an excellent naval force. So they were able to conquer and occupy many costal towns, but they had difficulty capturing areas that were more inland, which was where a huge majority of the population resided.  Once the Americans had won the Battle of Saratoga in 1777, the French entered the war as an ally for the Patriots, which greatly effected the outcome of the war.  If it wasn't for the French navy, there would not have been a victory at the Battle of Yorktown.  The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris, which recognized the independence of the new country.

This unit study is a list of ideas and resources to help you as your children study the Revolutionary War. There is a lot of information here, so don't feel pressured to use it all, just pick and choose what will work best for you and your kids. Have fun learning!

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I hope you have enjoyed this study of the American Revolution!  Please feel free to add a comment if you have any feed-back (good or bad).  I'd love to hear your thoughts.


  1. Hi Ali,

    Thank you so much for putting this unit study together. It's great to have a lot of the information in one, easy to reference program!

    We are part of a group that incorporates some of the Thomas Jefferson Education principles into the classes. We are offering handwork classes for the kids this next semester and the information on Betsy Ross will be perfect to share during our time together.
    Thank you,

  2. Ali, the only thing I'd recommend is to recheck your sentence structure. For instance:

    "The British had an excellent naval force, so they were able to conquer and occupy many coastal towns. However, they had difficulty capturing areas that were more inland, which was where a huge majority of the population resided."

    I noticed it a couple of times. I'm a bit of an English freak, so it's something that stands out for me.

    Great information, though!

  3. Honestly, I have not looked through it completely but it looks great. I am going to include a link to here from my Links by Subject for Schooling page on my blog (if that is not acceptable, please let me know!). So far, however, I love the work you have done!
    I am a history minor (although I wanted it to be my major) myself and love all things history.

  4. Great job! Thank you! I hope your prof gives you an A+. We're going to be studying the Revolutionary War shortly after Christmas. I've saved this link, will definitely come back and use it.

  5. thank you for all this work! fantastic!
    check out for a Revolutionary War game you can download!! enjoy!

  6. Ali,

    Great job! I am bookmarking your link.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. We are studying this topic right now using the Learning Adventures curriculum. Your ideas and resources will be wonderful additions to our study. Thank you so much for sharing! -Cindy Wood, aka woodmom or Cindy in Anaheim

  8. Awesome! What a great unit you've put together! Thanks so much for all of your time and effort!