Friday, December 3, 2010

General Resources: American Revolutionary War Unit Study

General Resources:
Books: You will find most of these books at your public library along with many more that I'm sure are great!  Some of these titles you might want to add to your family library, so I've added links so you can check them out. Children love hands-on activities, so I suggest you find at least one book with activities for your children to go along with this study.
Story of the American Revolution Coloring Book (Dover) by Peter F. Copeland

Historical Fiction: I encourage you to choose at least one of the literature books below.  I've added links to purchase audiobooks as this might be a better option for many parents.  You might want to check your library for availability, as well.
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (Audiobook)
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier (Audiobook)
Carry on, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham (Audiobook)

Biographies:  Try to fit as many biographies into your study as you can.  The people that lived during the time of the Revolution were very principled and can be great examples to your children.     
Benjamin Franklin by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Thomas Jefferson (DK Biography) by Jacqueline Ching
In Search of Molly Pitcher by Linda Grant De Pauw
Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Mr. Revere and I by Robert Lawson
George Washington by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Meet George Washington by Joan Heilbroner

Liberty! The American Revolution (Netflix/Amazon)
The History Channel Presents: The Revolution (Netflix/Amazon)

Lapbooking and Notebooking:
Free Revolutionary War Lapbook from the Notebooking Nook:
Downloads for Lapbook:

Low-cost Resources from the Notebooking Nook:

1 comment:

  1. This is fantastic! Thank you so much for this. I will be using this and sharing it with other homeschoolers!