Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Revolutionary War Links

We have been slowly going through the birth of our country for history this year and have enjoyed it immensely. We have now made it up to the time of the Revolution. I personally have been touched at the dedication that the men of our past gave to their new country. Reading about this time will put into perspective the great price that was paid by humble men to gain our Independance. Oh that we strive to love our country as they did.

In our reading today we were instructed to find maps and locate particular cities where major battles were fought. I found some great websites and wanted to share some with you all here. I hope that you find them useful.

  • This site has an interactive Revolutionary  battle map, timeline, Revolution activities and more!!
  • This site has an awesome interactive map that shows victories in two different colors.
  • Here is an extensive timeline with clickable links to learn more about specific events. More for the older set.
  • This place has a map of the original 13 colonies, the land clamied by Great Britian and Spain as well. It's set up kind of reminded me of Wikipedia but for children.
  • A neat game called the Road to Revolution can be found here. By correctly answering questions surrounding the war you make your way towards liberty. Other great resources on that PBS page as well.
  • Check out some free streaming videos. Not all are great quality but still watchable.
  • More maps. Beautiful maps of early America.
  • Information on major events of this time period here.

I'm sure that there are tons more sites out there, these are just a few of the ones we found.

Lovin' Learnin'


  1. I don't know how I stumbled onto your blog, but I am so excited that I did! This is exactly what I needed. I am homeschooling my crew next year! I don't know why...they love school, they love their friends, they go to a great Christian school, but I want to teach them about our country and what it was founded on. I want to travel to historic places. Thanks for these links!
    I am excited to follow along!

  2. Welcome to your first year of homeschooling! Let me know if I can help at all! I'm still new at this myself but can always point you to others who may be able to help as well. Hope you find more here that can help!!


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