American Revolution

George Washington

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America's History Maker. How did George Washington become our first president? This engrossing interactive eBook takes readers through the historical narrative of this amazing man's election. Students will learn about Washington's life from his childhood on a Virginia farm to being chosen as a representative at the First Continental Congress. Details of Washington's heroics in the Revolutionary War and his position as the country's first president, as well as illustrations and historical images, bring this portrait of a Founding Father to life.

George Washington

The Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress

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What is the Declaration of Independence and why is it so important to the United States? Readers will learn about the events that led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence, the effect it had on life at the time, and why it is one of our country's most cherished symbols of liberty. Primary source images provide a close look at this key document and its influence upon our nation. Interactive features including timelines, maps, biographies, and video enrich the learning experience.

The Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress

Crispus Attucks and African American Patriots of the American Revolution

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Crispus Attucks was a former slave who was killed during the Boston Massacre in 1770. Today, he is known as a hero who died fighting for his country. This interactive eBook focuses on the important contributions made by African American men and women during the Revolution, and how they played a major role in the country's fight for independence. Interactive features including maps, quizzes, timelines, and actor-narrated audio will hold readers' interest and encourage further study of American heroes and patriots.

Crispus Attucks and African American Patriots of the American Revolution

The Boston Tea Party

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No Taxation Without Representation. This interactive eBook introduces students to the events that inspired the colonists to take action against British taxes, and the famous act of rebellion known as the Boston Tea Party. Carefully chosen primary source materials and interactive features bring students into the world of one of the most important events on the road to the American Revolution.

The Boston Tea Party

Benjamin Franklin

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Writer, Inventor, and Diplomat
As an inventor, statesman, philosopher, and writer, Benjamin Franklin left his mark on American life in innumerable ways. Interactive features including timelines, video, biographies, and primary source documents paint a portrait of Franklin's life from his early days as a printer's apprentice to his final days as a diplomat in France during the Revolutionary War. Franklin was also one of the framers of the Declaration of Independence, and this eBook will help students understand what the document has meant to our country's history.

Benjamin Franklin

The Battles of Lexington and Concord

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The Revolutionary War is a watershed moment in America's struggle for freedom and liberty. In this richly illustrated interactive eBook, students will learn why the colonists felt that armed resistance was the only way to make themselves heard and trace the paths taken by the British and the Americans as they moved from Lexington to Concord. Actor-narrated audio, video, maps, timelines, and other interactive features will give students a full understanding of these historic battles.

The Battles of Lexington and Concord

Gingerbread for Liberty! How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

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Christopher Ludwick is a German-born American patriot with a big heart and a talent for baking the best gingerbread in Philadelphia. No one goes hungry if he can help it--"Not in my America!" he says. When cries of "Revolution!" begin, Christopher marches off to feed General George Washington and his hungry troops. But Washington never expects his favorite baker to sneak off on a risky secret mission across enemy lines...

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Gingerbread for Liberty! How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

1775: Rebellion

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In 1775: Rebellion, players take the roles of the American Continental Army and Patriots against the British Army and the Loyalists. Each side tries to control the colonies, provinces and territories.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
90 min.
1775: Rebellion

Mission US: For Crown or Colony?

“For Crown or Colony?” puts players in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston. They encounter both Patriots and Loyalists, and when rising tensions result in the Boston Massacre, they must choose where their loyalties lie.

Liberty! The American Revolution (1997)

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LIBERTY! is an exuberant documentary about the American Revolution and our fight for freedom. This critically acclaimed six-hour series chronicles the events leading up to the declaration of war, and the lasting effects these events had on shaping our country today.

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Middle
Length: 
06:00
Liberty! The American Revolution

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