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American Revolution Home Page

http://www.americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/Index2.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Explore the American Revolution and its causes at this award winning site. Learn about the prelude to war in 1763, the end of compromise, a timeline of the Revolution, the Founding Fathers, patriots, generals, battles, African Americans, and more. Written by amateur historian, Ron McGranahan. Standard 5.5.1, 5.5.4, 5.6.0, 5.6.1 and 5.6.3

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3666

American Revolution Timeline

http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaHistory/AmericanRevolution/AmerRevolution.htm#Timeline

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here are hyperlinked timelines of American Revolutionary history. Divided by date range, the 1756-1774 timeline links to the French and Indian War and the taxation acts passed by the British parliament. The subsequent timelines link to descriptions of battles through the establishment of the Articles of Confederation. Standards 5.5.1, 5.5.3, 5.6.1, 5.6.2, and 8.1.3

Comments: This is an easy-to-understand outline of the American Revolution by the Kidsport Reference Library.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 197

Benjamin Franklin in His Own Words

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/franklin-home.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words, indicates the depth and breadth of Benjamin Franklin's public, professional, and scientific accomplishments through important documents, letters, books, broadsides, and cartoons. Marking the tercentenary of Franklin's birth, this exhibition, concentrates on his achievements as a printer and writer, an inventor and scientist, and, particularly, as a politician and statesman. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, 5.5.4, 5.5.3, 8.2.1 and 8.2.2

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Resource ID: 3787

Declararion of Independence: The Wants, the Will, the Hopes of the People

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/index.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This website on the Declaration has the rough draft, the Congressial draft, and the Dnlap Broadside of the Declaration. There is also a set of brief biographies o the signers, Jefferson's account of the writig, a timeline and more. Standards 3.4.3, 5.5.3, 8.1.2, 10.2.2, 11.1.1 and 12.1.3

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3790

George Washington - Master of Misinformation

http://earlyamerica.com/review/2004_winter_spring/washington.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The misinformation machine created by George Washington was critical to the winning of the Revolutionary War. It became clear in 1776 that the American army was no match for the British in direct confrontation. So Washington quite early in the war adopted a strategy of delayed confrontation hoping ultimately to lure the British into battle where the situation favored an American victory. Standard 5.5.4, 5.6.1, 8.3.0, 8.4.0, and 11.1.2

Comments: The ads are distracting.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1355

Liberty! The American Revolution

http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This PBS site will bring the American Revolution alive to everyone, young and old. The chronology of events, leading to and following from the Revolution, are described in the eye-appealing fashion of a newspaper or broadside. The chronology is very useful for researching events happening simultaneously. For young students, there are interactive pictures describing life on a colonial farm or daily activities of a British or American soldier. Standards 5.5 all and 5.6 all

Comments: ELL students will enjoy the interactive pictures and the link between the ideals of the Revolution and modern immigration. Students need to be warned that many of the photos of Revolutionary leaders are really pictures of costumed actors from the PBS film.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1972

Paul Revere House: Paul Revere Biography

http://www.paulreverehouse.org/bio/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Find out about Paul Revere's life, his silversmith business and those important years at the beginning of America as a nation. Standards 2.5, 3.4.6, 5.5.4, and 5.6.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2416

Politics in Colonial Virginia

http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/politics/polhdr.cfm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is historical background with primary material on the causes of the American Revolution from the Stamp Act to the declaration of war. Included is a summary of the 1765 Stamp Act , the Virginia Stamp Act Resolutions, William Pitt's speech against the Stamp Act , and print images of the repeal (Funeral of Miss Ame-Stamp) and of the Alternative of Williamsburg. Also included are the words to the song "The Glorious Seventy Four," a summary of the Rights of British America, the Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress, Henry's "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death" speech, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the names of the Virginia signers of the Declaration of Independence. Standards 5.5.1, 8.1.2 and 11.1.1.

Comments: Each primary source has a clear introduction written by Colonial Williamsburg scholars explaining the document's importance.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2484

The "Boston Massacre"

http://www.historywiz.com/bostonmassacre.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: On March 5, 1770 a mob of men and boys taunted a British soldier guarding the Boston Customs House. When other British soldiers came to his aid there was a confused conflict in which the British fired shots into the crowd. This quickly became known as the Boston Massacre. Here are primary sources related to the event. Standard 5.5.1

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2956

The Electric Ben Franklin

http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/index.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The remarkable Benjamin Franklin, a printer by trade, a scientist by fame, and a man of action by all accounts, continues to shape American thinking and action. The Independence Hall Association has commissioned and assembled these resources for educators and students to explore the diversity that was Benjamin Franklin. Included are a biography, his autobiography, a timeline, primary sources, the kite experiment, quotes, and much more. Standards 5.5.4, 5.6.2, and 8.9.1

Comments: This site is very rich. Some of the resources are at an advanced level but there are materials for students of all ages.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2998

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