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American Revolution 1775-1783 AD

TIMELINE: The American Revolution 1775-1783 A.D.

CURRICULUM: America The Beautiful by Charlene Notgrass
Lesson 26 – Our American Story: From Lexington to Yorktown,
Timeline of the Revolution (Part 1)

CURRICULUM: Story of The World Volume 3 Audiobook
Ch 22: Revolution!; Discontent in British Colonies, American Revolution

CURRICULUM: America The Beautiful by Charlene Notgrass
Lesson 27 – Our American Story: From Lexington to Yorktown,
Timeline of the Revolution (Part 2)

CURRICULUM: Tapestry of Grace Year 2
Week 30: Give Me Liberty!

CURRICULUM: Tapestry of Grace Year 2
Week 31: First Battles for Independence

CURRICULUM: Tapestry of Grace Year 2
Week 32: Waging the Revolutionary War

These books cover the entire American Revolution. Keep them handle throughout this study.

READ ALOUD: LIBERTY OR DEATH: The American Revolution, 1763-1783 by Betsy Maestro and Giulio Maestro

READ ALOUD: American Revolution by DK Eyewitness Books

READ ALOUD: The American Revolution by Bruce Bliven Jr.

READ ALOUD: Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News by Todd Andrlik

READ ALOUD: George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen From Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer

READ ALOUD: The History of Weapons of the American Revolution by George C. Neumann

READ ALOUD: Cast for a Revolution: Some American Friends and Enemies, 1728-1814 by Jean Fritz

READ ALOUD: The American Revolution from A to Z – Laura Crawford

READ ALOUD: The Real Revolution: The Global Story of American Independence by Marc Aronson

READ ALOUD: Story of the American Revolution Coloring book from Dover

READ ALOUD: The American Revolution Coloring Book Dover

READ ALOUD: If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution by Kay Moore

READ ALOUD: A Revolutionary Field Trip: Poems of Colonial America

 

LIBERTY OR DEATH

TIMELINE: March 23, 1775 – Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech

TIMELINE: Patrick Henry 1736-1799 A.D.

READ ALOUD: Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? by Jean Fritz

READ ALOUD: Give Me Liberty by L.M. Elliot

READ ALOUD: Independence by Peter Reese Doyle

Give me Liberty, or give me Death! – Patrick Henry

ACTIVITY: Famous Figures of the American Revolution, by Cathy Diez-Luckie
Patrick Henry

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Liberty or Death

READ ALOUD: Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz and Tomie dePaola

READ ALOUD: Katie’s Trunk by Ann Turner

 

THE MIDNIGHT RIDE

TIMELINE: Paul Revere 1735-1818 A.D.

TIMELINE: William Dawes

TIMELINE: Midnight Ride April 18, 1775

ACTIVITY: Famous Figures of the American Revolution, by Cathy Diez-Luckie
Paul Revere

READ ALOUD: And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?by Jean Fritz

READ ALOUD: Paul Revere’s Ride: The Landlord’s Tale by Henry Wadworth Longfellow and Charles Santore

READ ALOUD: Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

READ ALOUD: Journey to Monticello: Traveling in Colonial Times (Adventures in Colonial America) by James E. Knight (April, 1775)

READ ALOUD: John Treegate’s Musket by Leonard Wibberley

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Midnight Ride

 

THE SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD

TIMELINE: April 19, 1775 – Minutemen and redcoats clash at Lexington and Concord

“The shot heard ’round the world.”

READ ALOUD: Let It Begin Here! by Dennis Brindell Fradin and Larry Day

READ ALOUD: Johnny Tremain by Ester Forbes

MOVIE: Johnny Tremain

READ ALOUD: April Morning by Howard Fast

MOVIE: April Morning

READ ALOUD: Let It Begin Here!: Lexington & Concord: First Battles of the American Revolution by Dennis Brindell Fradin

READ ALOUD: Let It Begin Here!: April 19, 1775: The Day the American Revolution Began by Don Brown

READ ALOUD: George the Drummer Boy by Nathaniel Benchley

READ ALOUD: Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley and Arnold Lobel

READ ALOUD: My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: The Shot Heard Round the World

 

THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS

TIMELINE: May 10, 1775 – Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys seize Fort Ticonderoga

TIMELINE: Ethan Allen 1738-1789 A.D.

READ ALOUD: Ethan Allen: A Life of Adventure Michael T. Hahn

READ ALOUD: Aaron and the Green Mountain Boys by Patricia Lee Gauch

READ ALOUD: Captive of Pittsford Ridge by Janice Ovecka

READ ALOUD: Green Mountain Hero by Edgar Newman Jackson

READ ALOUD: Captive of Pittsford Ridge byJanice Ovecka

READ ALOUD: Cave of Falling Water by Janice Ovecka

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Green Mountain Boys

 

THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

TIMELINE: Second Continental Congress 1775 A.D. May 10, 1775
Philadelphia, PA

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: The Second Continental Congress

 

ABIGAIL ADAMS

TIMELINE: Abigail Adams 1744-1818 A.D.

READ ALOUD: Abigail Adams: First Lady of the American Revolution by Patricia Lakin

READ ALOUD:  The Boston Coffee Party by Doreen Rappaport and Emily Arnold McCully

READ ALOUD: Independent Dames: What You Never Knew About the Women and Girls of the American Revolution by

READ ALOUD: Patriots in Petticoats: Heroines of the American Revolution by Shirley Raye Redmond

ACTIVITY: Heroes Heroines of American Revolution Coloring Book Dover

 

THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF

TIMELINE: George Washington 1732-1799 A.D.

TIMELINE: June 15, 1775 George Washington named Commander in Chief

ACTIVITY: Famous Figures of the American Revolution, by Cathy Diez-Luckie
George Washington

READ ALOUD: Phoebe the Spy by Judith Griffin

READ ALOUD: Toliver’s Secret Paperback by Esther Wood Brady

READ ALOUD: Patience Wright: America’s First Sculptor and Revolutionary Spy by Pegi Deitz Shea

READ ALOUD: Don’t Know Much About…George Washington, by Kenneth C. Davis

READ ALOUD: Let’s Play Soldier, George Washington! by Peter and Connie Roop

READ ALOUD: Our Country’s Presidents, by Ann Bausum

READ ALOUD: Our Country’s Presidents, by Frank Freidel

 

BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL

TIMELINE: Viscount Howe 1729-1814 A.D.

TIMELINE: Battle of Bunker Hill June 17, 1775 A.D.
The British drive the Americans from Breed’s Hill

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Bunker Hill

 

POSTMASTER GENERAL FRANKLIN

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Postmaster General Franklin

 

SIEGE OF BOSTON

TIMELINE: Siege of Boston April 19, 1775 – March 17, 1776

TIMELINE: Henry Knox

READ ALOUD: Henry and the Cannons: An Extraordinary True Story of the American Revolution by Don Brown

READ ALOUD: Guns for General Washington: A Story of the American Revolution by Seymour Reit

TIMELINE: March 17, 1776 The British evacuate Boston; British Navy moves to Halifax, Canada

READ ALOUD: Boys of Wartime: Daniel at the Siege of Boston, 1776 by Laurie Calkhoven

 

THE CONTINENTAL ARMY

TIMELINE:  July 3 Washington assumes command of the Continental Army

ACTIVITY: Famous Figures of the American Revolution, by Cathy Diez-Luckie
Soldier of the Continental Army

ACTIVITY: Uniforms of the American Revolution Coloring Book Dover

READ ALOUD: A True Patriot: The Journal of William Thomas Emerson, a Revolutionary War Patriot by Barry Denenberg

READ ALOUD: My Name Is America: The Journal Of William Thomas Emerson, A Revolutionary War Patriot by Barry Denenberg

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Washington Takes Command

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE: Nov. 10-21 Ninety Six, SC, Patriots sieged

TIMELINE: Nov. 13 The patriots under Montgomery occupy Montreal in Canada

TIMELINE: Dec. 11 Virginia and NC patriots rout Loyalist troops and burn Norfolk

TIMELINE: Dec. 22 Col. Thomson with 1,500 rangers and militia capture Loyalists at Great Canebrake, SC

TIMELINE: Dec. 23-30 Snow Campaign, in SC, so-called because patriots are impeded by 15″ of snow

TIMELINE: Dec. 30-31 American forces under Benedict Arnold fail to seize Quebec

TIMELINE: January 1, 1776 Daniel Morgan taken prisoner in attempt to take Quebec City

 

COMMON SENSE

TIMELINE: Thomas Paine 1737-1809 A.D.

TIMELINE: January 15, 1776 Paine’s “Common Sense” published

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Common Sense

READ ALOUD: In 1776 by Jean Marzollo

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE: February 27, 1776 The patriots drive the Loyalists from Moore’s Creek Bridge, North Carolina

TIMELINE: March 3, 1776 The Continental fleet captures New Providence Island in the Bahamas

 

BETSY ROSS

TIMELINE: Betsy Grisolm Ross 1752-1836 A.D.

ACTIVITY: Famous Figures of the American Revolution, by Cathy Diez-Luckie
Betsy Ross

READ ALOUD:
Red, White, and Blue by John Herman

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  June 8 Patriots fail to take Three Rivers, Quebec

TIMELINE:  June 12 The Virginia Declaration of Rights

TIMELINE:  June 28 Sullivan’s Island, SC, failed British naval attack

TIMELINE:  June 29 The First Virginia Constitution

TIMELINE:  June 28 Patriots decisively defeat the British Navy at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina

TIMELINE:  July 1, 1776 At the instigation of British agents, the Cherokee attack along the entire southern frontier

 

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

TIMELINE: Declaration of Independence 1776 A.D.

TIMELINE: July 1-4, 1776 Congress debates and revises the Declaration of Independence. See Chronology of the Declaration

TIMELINE: July 4, 1776 Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence; it’s sent to the printer

TIMELINE: Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 A.D.

TIMELINE: John Adams 1735-1826 A.D.

TIMELINE: John Hancock 1737-1793 A.D.

TIMELINE: Declaration of Independence

ACTIVITY: Famous Figures of the American Revolution, by Cathy Diez-Luckie
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson

READ ALOUD: The 4th of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh

READ ALOUD: Give Me Liberty!: The Story of the Declaration of Independence by Russell Freedman

READ ALOUD: The Signers: The 56 Stories Behind the Declaration of Independence by Dennis Brindell Fradin

READ ALOUD: Those Rebels, John & Tom by Barbara Kerley and Edwin Fotheringham

READ ALOUD: The Fourth of July Story by Alice Dagliesh

READ ALOUD: Will You Sign Here, John Hancock? by Jean Fritz

READ ALOUD: The 4th of July Spies by Stanley Harris

READ ALOUD: Five Smooth Stones: Hope’s Revolutionary War Diary by Kristina Gregory

READ ALOUD: We Are Patriots: Hope’s Revolutionary War Diary by Kristina Gregory

READ ALOUD: When Freedom Comes: Hope’s Revolutionary War Diary by Kristina Gregory

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: The First Fourth of July

 

THE LIBERTY BELL

TIMELINE: Liberty Bell was Rung July 8, 1776 A.D.

TIMELINE: July 8, 1776 The Declaration of Independence is read publicly

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  July 15 Lyndley’s Fort, SC, Patriots fend off attack by Indians and Tories dressed as Indians

TIMELINE:  Aug. 1 Ambushed by Cherokees, Patriots are saved by a mounted charge at Seneca, SC

TIMELINE:  Aug. 2 Delegates begin to sign The Declaration of Independence

TIMELINE:  Aug. 10 Tugaloo River, SC, Andrew Pickens defeats Cherokees

TIMELINE:  Aug. 12? Andrew Pickens’ detachment surrounded by 185 Cherokee Indians, forms a ring and fires outward. It is known as the “Ring Fight.”

TIMELINE:  Aug. 12 Col. Williamson and Andrew Pickens defeat Cherokee Indians and burn Tamassy, an Indian town

READ ALOUD: Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen (1776)

 

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND

TIMELINE:  Aug. 27 Redcoats defeat the George Washington’s army in the Battle of Long Island. Washington’s army escapes at night.

READ ALOUD: By The Sword by Selene Castrovilla

 

BRITISH OCCUPY NEW YORK CITY

TIMELINE:  Sept. 15, 1776 The British occupy New York City

READ ALOUD: Chains (Seeds of America 1) by Laurie Halse Anderson

READ ALOUD: The Arrow Over the Door by Joseph Bruchac

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: New York, New York

TIMELINE:  David Bushnell 1740–1824

TIMELINE:  Prototype Submarine

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: The Turtle

 

BATTLE OF HARLEM HEIGHTS

TIMELINE:  Sept. 16, 1776 Generals George Washington, Nathanael Greene, and Israel Putnam
triumphantly hold their ground at the Battle of Harlem Heights

TIMELINE: Nathanael Greene 1742-1786 A.D.

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  Sept. 19, 1776 Col. Williamson’s patriots attacked by Cherokees at Coweecho River, NC

 

NATHAN HALE

TIMELINE: Nathan Hale June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776 A.D.

I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.

READ ALOUD: Spy! by Anna Myers

READ ALOUD: Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution by Avi

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: One Life to Lose

 

BATTLE OF VALCOUR ISLAND

TIMELINE:  Oct. 11 Benedict Arnold defeated at the Battle of Valcour Island (Lake Champlain), but delayed British advance

TIMELINE:  Oct. 28 The Americans retreat from White Plains, New York. British casualties (~300) higher than American (~200).

 

BATTLE OF FORT WASHINGTON

TIMELINE:  Nov. 16 The Hessians capture Fort Washington, NY

TIMELINE:  Maragaret Corbin

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Captain Molly

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  Nov. 20 Lord Cornwallis captures Fort Lee from Nathanael Greene

 

AMERICAN CRISIS

TIMELINE: The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: American Crisis

 

BATTLE OF TRENTON 7 WASHINGTON CROSSES THE DELAWARE

TIMELINE: Battle of Trenton December 26, 1776 A.D.

TIMELINE: December 26, 1776 Washington crosses the Delaware and captures Trenton from Hessians

READ ALOUD: When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots by Peter M.

READ ALOUD: The Crossing: How George Washington Saved the American Revolution by

 

BATTLE OF PRINCETON

TIMELINE: January 3, 1777 Washington victorious at Princeton

READ ALOUD:  The Scarlet Stocking Spy by Trinka Hakes Noble (1777)

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Across the Delaware

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  Jan. 6-May 28, 1777 Washington winters in Morristown, NJ

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: American in Paris

 

SYBIL LUDINGTON

TIMELINE: Apr. 27 Benedict Arnold’s troops force a British retreat at Ridgefield, Connecticut

READ ALOUD: Sybil’s Night Ride by Karen B. Winnick

TIMELINE:  May 20, 1777 Treaty of DeWitt’s Corner, SC: Cherokees lose most of their land east of the mountains

TIMELINE:  June 14, 1777 Flag Resolution

READ ALOUD: Red, White, and Blue: The Story of the American Flag by

TIMELINE:  July 5, 1777 St. Clair surrenders Fort Ticonderoga to the British

 

LAFAYETTE

TIMELINE:  July 27, 1777 Lafayette arrives in Philadelphia

READ ALOUD:  Lafayette and the American Revolution by Russell Freedman

READ ALOUD:  Why Not Lafayette? by Jean Fritz

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  Aug. 6 The Redcoats, with Iroquois support, force the patriots back at Oriskany, NY, but then have to evacuate

 

BATTLE OF BENNINGTON

TIMELINE:  Aug. 16 American Militia under General Stark victorious at the Battle of Bennington, VT (actually fought in Walloomsac, New York, several miles to the west)

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  Aug. 23 British withdraw from Fort Stanwix, NY, upon hearing of Benedict Arnold’s approach

TIMELINE:  Aug. 25 British General Howe lands at Head of Elk, Maryland

 

BATTLE OF BRANDYWINE

TIMELINE:  Sept. 11 The British win the Battle of Brandywine, Pennsylvania

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Lafayette Arrives

 

BATTLE OF THE CLOUDS

TIMELINE:  Sept. 16, 1777 Rain-out at the Battle of the Clouds, Pennsylvania

 

BATTLE OF SARATOGA

TIMELINE: Battle of Saratoga June – October 17 , 1777 A.D.

TIMELINE: Sept. 19 Burgoyne checked by Americans under Gates at Freeman’s Farm, NY. This is part of the “Battles of Saratoga.”

TIMELINE: Oct. 7 Burgoyne loses second battle of Freeman’s Farm, NY (at Bemis Heights). This is part of the “Battles of Saratoga.”

TIMELINE: Oct. 17 Burgoyne surrenders to American General Gates at Saratoga, NY

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: The Hessians are Coming

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  Sept. 21, 1777 Paoli Massacre, PA

 

BRITISH OCCUPY PHILADELPHIA

TIMELINE:  Sept. 26 British under Howe occupy Philadelphia

TIMELINE:  June 18 British abandon Philadelphia and return to New York

 

BATTLE OF GERMANTOWN

TIMELINE:  Oct. 4, 1777 Americans driven off at the Battle of Germantown

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  Oct. 22 Hessian attack on Fort Mercer, NJ repulsed

TIMELINE:  Nov. 16 British capture Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania

TIMELINE:  Dec. 5-7 Americans repulse British at Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania

 

VALLEY FORGE

TIMELINE: Continental Army at Valley Forge December, 1777-June, 1778 A.D.

TIMELINE: December 19, 1777 Washington’s army retires to winter quarters at Valley Forge

TIMELINE: June 19, 1778 Washington’s army leaves Valley Forge

PROJECT/ACTIVITY: Make Hardtack

READ ALOUD: Winter at Valley Forge: Survival and Victory (Adventures in Colonial America) by James Knight

READ ALOUD: The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777 (Dear America) by Kristiana Gregory

READ ALOUD: Forge (Seeds of America 2) by Laurie Halse Anderson

READ ALOUD: Dear America: Cannons at Dawn by Kristiana Gregory

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Valley Forge

 

FRENCH ALLIANCE

TIMELINE: February 6, 1778 The United States and France sign the French Alliance

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Allies at Last

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  March 7, 1778 British General William Howe replaced by Henry Clinton

 

BATTLE OF BARREN HILL

TIMELINE:  May 20, 1778 Battle of Barren Hill, Pennsylvania
Lafayette with 500 men and about 50 Oneida Indians successfully evade British onslaught

 

THE BATTLE OF MONMOUTH

TIMELINE: June 28, 1778 The Battle of Monmouth Court House ends in a draw

ACTIVITY: Famous Figures of the American Revolution, by Cathy Diez-Luckie
Molly Pitcher

TIMELINE: Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley “Molly Pitcher” 1754-1832 A.D.

READ ALOUD: They Called Her Molly Pitcher by Anne Rockwell

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Honor and Compromise

 

NEW FRONTIER

TIMELINE: Daniel Boone 1734-1820 A.D.

TIMELINE: James Wilson

TIMELINE: Fort Wilson Riot

TIMELINE: Chief Cornstalk

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: The New Frontier

 

GEORGE ROGERS CLARK

TIMELINE: George Rogers Clark 1752-1818 A.D.

TIMELINE: July 4, 1778 George Rogers Clark captures Kaskaskia, a French village south of St. Louis

 

BATTLE OF RHODE ISLAND

TIMELINE: Aug. 8, 1778 French and American forces besiege Newport, RI

TIMELINE: Battle of Rhode Island August 29, 1778

TIMELINE: Deborah Sampson December 17, 1760 – April 29, 1827

READ ALOUD: Soldier’s Secret: The Story of Deborah Sampson by Sheila Solomon Klass

READ ALOUD: The Black Regiment of the American Revolution by Linda Crotta Brennan

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Deborah Samson: Soldier of the Revolution

 

CHERRY VALLEY MASSACRE

TIMELINE: Cherry Valley Massacre November 11, 1778

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Bostonians

 

BRITISH OCCUPY SAVANNAH

TIMELINE:  Dec. 29, 1778 The redcoats occupy Savannah

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  Feb. 3, 1779 Maj. Gen. Moultrie defeats British detachment at Port Royal Island, SC

TIMELINE:  Feb. 14 Patriots Andrew Pickens and Elijah Clarke beat Loyalists at Kettle Creek, GA

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  Feb. 23-24 American George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (in what is now Indiana) on the Wabash in the Western campaign

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: The Great Galvez

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  March 3 British Lt. Col. Jacques Marcus Prevost defeats Americans under Gen. John Ashe at Brier Creek, GA

TIMELINE:  May 11-13 Maj. General Augustin Prévost (brother of Jacques, see above) breaks his siege when American forces under Maj. Gen. Lincoln approaches

TIMELINE:  June 20 Stono River, SC, Maj. Gen. Lincoln inflicts extensive British casualties in indecisive battle

TIMELINE:  June 21 Spain declares war on Great Britain

TIMELINE:  July 8 Fairfield, CT, burned by British

TIMELINE:  July 11 Norwalk, CT, burned by British

 

MAD ANTHONY

TIMELINE:  Anthony Wayne “Mad Anthony” 1745-1796 A.D.

TIMELINE:  July 15-16 American “Mad” Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, NY

 

LIGHT HORSE

TIMELINE:  Aug. 19 “Light Horse” Harry Lee attacks Paulus Hook, NJ

TIMELINE:  Aug. 29 Newtown, NY, after two massacres, American forces burn Indian villages

READ ALOUD: Moon of Two Dark Horses by Sally M. Keehn

 

JOHN PAUL JONES

TIMELINE: John Paul Jones 1747-1792 A.D.

TIMELINE: Sept. 23 John Paul Jones, aboard the Bonhomme Richard, captures British man-of-war Serapis near English coast

READ ALOUD: Guns of Providence by Douglas Bond

READ ALOUD: Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution by Robert H. Patton

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Not Yet Begun to Fight

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: In Praise of Ben

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  Sept. 28 The Tappan Massacre (“No Flint” Grey kills 30 Americans by bayonet)

TIMELINE:  Oct. 9, 1779 American attempt to recapture Savannah, GA fails

TIMELINE:  Nov, 1779 – June 23, 1780 Washington’s 2nd winter at Morristown, NJ (the harshest winter of the 18th century)

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  May 12, 1780 British capture Charleston, SC

TIMELINE:  May 29 British crush Americans at Waxhaw Creek, SC

TIMELINE:  June 20 Patriots rout Tories at Ramseur’s Mill, NC

TIMELINE:  July 11 French troops arrive at Newport, RI, to aid the American cause

TIMELINE:  Aug. 6 Patriots defeat Tories at Hanging Rock, SC

TIMELINE:  Aug. 16 British rout Americans at Camden, SC

 

BENEDICT ARNOLD

TIMELINE: Sept. 23 John André arrested, leading to the exposure of Benedict Arnold’s plans to cede West Point to the British

TIMELINE: Benedict Arnold 1741-1801 A.D.

READ ALOUD: Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold by Jean Fritz

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Benedict Arnold

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  Oct. 7 King’s Mountain, SC: battle lasts 65 minutes. American troops led by Isaac Shelby and John Sevier defeat Maj. Patrick Ferguson and one-third of General Cornwallis’s army

 

SOUTHERN CAMPAIGN

Oct. 14, 1780 Washington names Nathanael Greene commander of the Southern Army

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Conflict in the South

 

LEGEND OF THE SWAMP FOX

TIMELINE: Francis Marion

READ ALOUD: Francis Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  Jan. 1, 1781 Mutiny of unpaid Pennsylvania soldiers

 

BATTLE OF COWPENS

TIMELINE:  Jan. 17 Patriot Morgan overwhelmingly defeats British Col. Tarleton at Cowpens, SC

 

BATTLE OF COWAN’S FORD

TIMELINE:  Feb. 1 The Battle of Cowan’s Ford, Huntersville, NC

 

ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION

TIMELINE: Articles of Confederation 1781 A.D.

TIMELINE: March 2 Articles of Confederation adopted

 

BATTLE OF GUILFORD COURTHOUSE

TIMELINE:  March 15 British win costly victory at Guilford Courthouse, NC

 

JAMES ARMISTEAD

TIMELINE: James Armistead

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: James Armistead

READ ALOUD: George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War by Thomas B. Allen

READ ALOUD: Black Heroes of the American Revolution by Burke Davis

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  April 25 Greene defeated at Hobkirk’s Hill, SC

TIMELINE:  May 15 British Major Andrew Maxwell cedes Fort Granby, SC to patriot Lieutenant Colonel Henry Lee

TIMELINE:  June 6 Americans recapture Augusta, GA

TIMELINE:  June 18 British hold off Americans at Ninety Six, SC

TIMELINE:  July 6 “Mad” Anthony Wayne repulsed at Green Springs Farm, VA

 

MUM BETT

TIMELINE: Elizabeth Freeman c. 1742 – December 28, 1829

TIMELINE: Brom and Bett v. Ashley August 1781 AD

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Born Free and Equal
Sept. 8 Greene defeated at Eutaw Springs, SC

TIMELINE:  Sept. 15 French fleet drives British naval force from Chesapeake Bay

 

BATTLE OF YORKTOWN

TIMELINE: Battle of Yorktown 1781 A.D.

TIMELINE: Oct. 19 Cornwallis surrounded on land and sea by Americans and French and surrenders at Yorktown, VA

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: Yorktown

 

TIMELINE

TIMELINE:  March 20, 1782 Lord North resigns as British prime minister

TIMELINE:  July 11 British evacuate Savannah, GA

TIMELINE:  Nov. 30 British and Americans sign preliminary Articles of Peace

TIMELINE:  Dec. 14 British leave Charleston, SC

READ ALOUD: Heroes of The Revolution by David A Adler

READ ALOUD:  Write on, Mercy! : The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren by Woelfle, Gretchen

 

TREATY OF PARIS

TIMELINE: Treaty of Paris September 3, 1783 A.D.

TIMELINE:  April 19, 1783 Congress ratifies preliminary peace treaty

TIMELINE:  Sept. 3 The United States and Great Britain sign the Treaty of Paris

TIMELINE:  Nov. 25 British troops leave New York City

TIMELINE:  Dec. 23 Washington resigns as Commander

MOVIE: Liberty’s Kids: The Man Who Wouldn’t Be King

 

SHAYS’ REBELLION

TIMELINE: Daniel Shays

TIMELINE: Shays’​ Rebellion January 25, 1787 AD

READ ALOUD: The Winter Hero by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

MOVIE: Shays’ Rebellion: America’s First Civil War by History Channel

 

Here are some good chapter book series set during the American Revolution for boys or girls:

Ashes (Seeds of America 3) by Laurie Halse Anderson (NOT PUBLISHED, COMING SOON)

Will Northaway and the Quest for Liberty (Young American Patriots) by Susan Olasky
Will Northaway and the Fight for Freedom (Young American Patriots) by Susan Olasky (1765)
Will Northaway and the Gathering Storm (Young American Patriots) by Susan Olasky
Will Northaway and the Price of Loyalty (Young American Patriots) by Susan Olasky

Annie Henry and the Secret Mission (Young American Patriots) by Susan Olasky
Annie Henry and the Birth of Liberty (Young American Patriots) by Susan Olasky
Annie Henry and the Mysterious Stranger (Young American Patriots) by Susan Olasky
Annie Henry and the Redcoats (Young American Patriots) by Susan Olasky

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE: Scholastic Easy Simulations American Revolution

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE: Scholastic Hands On History American Revolution

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE: American History Series The American Revolution Social Studies Activity Book Carson Delarosa

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE: The American Revolution for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (For Kids) by Janis Herbert

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE: Revolutionary War Days: Discover the Past with Exciting Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes by David C. King and Cheryl Kirk Noll

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Jennifer Hale and Marty Hale

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