|Revolutionary War Sites
The Boston Tea Party Museum
Click on the links to the left to explore the site. There are printable activities and sections to read. Check out the Tea Party Gazzette in the Activities section
Liberty - The American Revolution
Chronicle of the Revolution: Headlines, timelines, articles, about the American Revolution. Topics include Boston 1774, Philadelphia 1776, Trenton 1776, Saratoga 1777, Yorktown 1781, Philadelphia 1791, Timeline of the Revolution.
Perspectives on Liberty: Three sections - Daily Life in the Colonies, The Global Village, Military Point of View
The Road to Revolution: A multiple choice quiz with interactive answers. ---
The Freedom Trail
Click on EDUCATION to see photos of the various sites on the Freedom Trail and to listen to some podcasts.
Captain Thomas Preston’s Account of the Boston Massacre
First person account of the Boston Massacre written March 13, 1770.
Anonymous Account of the Boston Massacre
Good for comparison with with Capt. Preston’s account.
Boston Massacre Engraving
Behind-the-scenes look at Paul Revere's engraving of this famous event. Analysis of the elements of engraving.
A timeline of the writing of the Declaration. Click on Drafting the Document for a more detailed description.
John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence
Hover mouse over painting to learn more about each person
Declare Yourself –
Scroll down to find Declaration of Independence Performance
A performance of a reading of the Declaration with Mel Gibson, Morgan Freeman, Renee Zellweger and Wynona Ryder.
The National Archives Experience
3 sections – Sign the Declaration, Creating the Declaration, The Signer’s Gallery
• In Sign the Declaration you get to put your name on the document and decide to support the revolution
• Creating the Declaration is a timeline
• The Signer’s Gallery tells more about each signer
The Road to Revolution Game
Answer questions to travel further on the road to revolution
Declaration of Independence Quiz
And a New Nation is Born
Timeline written by students covering the period from the French and Indian War (1760) through the adoption of the Constitution (1787)
Chosing Revolution – An Electronic Field Trip
Outstanding site from Colonial Williamsburg. Students take on the role of a slave in Williamsburg, Virginia in the summer of 1775. Your mission is to gather secrets from the Patriots and from the Loyalist and then decide to whom you will turn over the information.
A World of Slavery - http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/slavery/world.html
Click here for a worksheet to go with this site.
A Slave on Three Continents
Briefly describe Olaudah Equiano's life in the six different stages discussed in this site.
Witness A Slave Auction
Click here for a worksheet to go with this site
Living Under Enslavement
Check out this site from the Ford Heritage Foundation and explore what life was like for slaves in Georgia. Read the text and follow the directions - there are many sound and video files as well as text and photos.
The Vikings - written by students in New Foundland, Canada http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/vikings.htm
The Vikings - written by students at the Snaith School in England http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/vikings.htm
Here Come the Vikings!
|Explorer Web Sites
1) Explorer Poems – written by 5th graders
2) Explorers – information, quizzes, timelines, etc.
3) Zoom Explorers – information on all types of explorers
4) Age of Exploration – from the Maritime Museum. Includes Timeline, Biographies, Vocab. Not flashy, but good information.
5) Who Goes There – European Exploration of the New World – written by 5th and 6th graders
6) Yahooligans – type the word “explorer” in the search box or search for a particular explorer’s name
Walk the Plank – Age of Exploration
Walk the Plank – Voyages of Discovery
|Liberty's Kids - great info about historical who, what and when in the ARCHIVES|
|3 Branches of Government
A Thinkquest site – reading, trivia, etc.
Congress for Kids
Game about the 3 branches of gov’t – can play one person or two people
US Goverment Jeopardy
|Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark Go West
The Civil War for Kids
The Civil War
Readings, quizzes, activities
Daily Life in Colonies
You are the Historian - Investigating the First Thanksgiving
Jump Back in Time
Investigate America - Colonial America
The 13 Colonies - written by students in Iowa
The New England, Middle and Southern Colonies
The Thirteen Colonies Interactive Map
Interactive 13 Colonies
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/13.htm - info appears in the window on the right
BrainPop - Thirteen Colonies (this movie is free, so you don't need to log in to watch it
|Paul Revere Virtual Museum
Paul Revere’s Ride Poem Audio Files
This is from NPR (National Public Radio) – use the link for Windows Media Player
Web Page And Reading By Rev. Bill McGinnis