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In week 2 we learned about the shot hear around the world lesson allowed us to dive deeper into the American Revolutionary War using our lapbooks, books, and minute man drills.


The Shot Heard Round the World

This week we watched episodes 6-12 from the outstanding Liberty Kids video series.  (If you have middle school+ age children you might want to check out  The Founding of America Megaset) Goofy so looks forward to each exciting & informative new episode! I find in his free time he is often times roll playing scenes from the series!


Revolutionary War Timeline for Homeschoolers

We studied the following events from the Revolutionary War this week.

Lexington & Concord –  April 18, 1775 (we acted this out beginning with Paul Revere’s Ride performed by Tinkerbell =-)

“One if by land, two if by sea.” Paul Revere

“The British are coming! The British are coming!”

“Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon. But if they mean to have a war; let it begin here.” Captain John Parker

We held minute man drills

We practiced being minutemen who were ready in a minute to fight the British. We grabbed a backpack, gun, and hat. This was so much fun all week long. Goofy reminded me as he went to bed that the British might come in the middle of the night =-) They did wake him up a couple of times – like this one!

minute men drills revolutionary war activity for kids

Raid on Fort Ticonderoga

May 10, 1775 The Americans raided the fort to get needed ammunition. (Ethan Allen, Green Mountain Hero)

Bunker Hill June 17, 1775

To the shock & surprise of the British, Col William Prescott’s troops built a a fort on Bunker hill almost overnight. Bunker Hill was the first large battle. They did not have very much ammunition – so the patriots were told “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes” Col William Prescott (saying originated with Prince Charles of Prussia)



Famous People of the Revolutionary War for Kids

Famous People of the Revolutionary War for Kids

Paul Revere’s midnight ride for Kids

Paul Rever was an American silversmith and a patriot in the American Revolution. He is most famous for alerting Colonial militia of approaching British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord.  “The British are coming. The British are coming.”

Paul Revere was a silversmith so we made a silversmith pot using a foil pan, hammer & nails.

Thomas Jefferson for kids

Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801-1809). He also represented Virginia at the Continental Congress, as their governor, and after the war as minister to France.


John Hancock for Kids

John Hancock was one of the wealthiest men in Colonial America, was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the 2nd Continental Congress and as Governor of Massachusetts. His large, stylish signature was the first on the Declaration of Independence making “John Hancock” synonymous for signature in the United States.

We practiced making our own stylish signatures.

John & Abigail Adams

John Adams was an American Founding Father, lawyer, Massachusetts statesman, diplomat and political theorist. A leading champion of independence in 1776, he was the second President of the United States (1797-1801). Abagail is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Continental Congresses.

Daniel Morgan for Kids

Daniel Morgan was an American pioneer, soldier, and United States Representative from Virginia. One of the most gifted battlefield tacticians of the American Revolutionary War leading “Morgan’s Riflemen” (he is included in other books from the Timeline section)

The shot hear around the world lesson - this is week 2 in our American Revolutionary War unit. We added more to our free american revolutionary war lapbook, read great books, and had minute man drills #revolutionarywar #homeschooling  This American Revolution for kids reader is a great way to work on reading skills while learning about the revolutionary war for kids that took place when the British Colonies rebelled against the rule of Great Britain. Use this free Americna history printable as part of a history lesson or study for pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students. Simply print and use as an american revolution activities.  Join us as we discover what it was like in Valley Forge during the American Revolutionary War with these fun hands-on Revolutionary War for Kids activities. This fun history for kids lesson includes rolling cartridges activity, cold feet activity, dragon pistols, and other Revolutionary War Project Ideas, lots of great book recommendations, and a free printable revolutionary war lapbook with important dates and people. This is a fun American history for kids unit for kindergartners, first graders, 2nd graders, 3rd graders, 4th graders, 5th graders, and 6th graders.

See the rest of the lessons in this Revolutionary War for Kids unit:

Tons of Jamestown Settlement Projects for Kids in this free unit on colonial america! Plus jamestown settlement crafts and free worksheets for kids of all ages in this colonial america lesson for homeschoolers and educational activities in school. #colonialamerica #historyforkids #kidsactivities  Vikings for Kid s- this is a fun hands on history unit that will help make history come alive including history activities, history crafts, free history printables and more for learning about early explorers #vikings #history #homeschooling   lewis-and-clark-lesson-for-kids Learn all about the Roaring Twenties with this fun 1920s for Kids Reader. This 20s printables are a great way to work on reading skills while learning about american history for kids. Use this free printable as part of a famous person,  History or 1920s study for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students. Simply print pdf file with the roaring twenties worksheet to learn about life in the 1920s. 

History Lessons for Kids

Check out one of or MANY engaging, Free history lessons for kids

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  • The Colonial America for Kids lesson takes kids on a journey back to the first permanent settlement in America – Jamestown. Students will learn about colonial life with lots of hands on projects like eating Gruel, making a Wattle & Daub house, and creating a tin lantern will make the settlement come alive.
  • We will make westward expansion for kids come alive for kids as they learn facts about the time period from about 1783-1898. In addition to learning about the Oregon trail, pony express, gold rush, transcontinental railroad, students will also learn to match animal trails, map the united states, and learn about North American animals too.
  • Civil War for Kids – students will learn about slavery, famous Americans from the Civil War, famous battles, and how our nation stayed together. Lesson includes printable worksheets, mapping activities, printable civil war board game and more!
  • Learn about US States for Kids – state coloring pages, president coloring pages, state report forms, states and capital printables, and so much more!
  • Pennant History Posters to see US History At-a-Glance
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  • Rosa Parks for Kids Printable Reader to Color and Learn
  • Martin Luther King Jr for Kids Printable Reader to Color and Learn
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  • 1930s for Kids – Printable Book about the Golden age of Hollywood, Great Depression for Kids and more to read, color, and learn
  • Life in the 1940s America for Kids Reader
  • Anne Frank for Kids Printable Reader to read, color, and learn about this Jewish girl who lived behind the wall in Holland during World War 2
  • 1950s for Kids Reader to Color, Learn and read about what life was like in America in 1950
  • Life in the 1960s for Kids Printable book to read, color and learn about life in the 1960s
  • Learn about platform shoes, disco, the beginning of Star Wars and more with this 1970s for kids Reader
  • 1980s for kids Reader to read, color, and learn!
  • 1990s for Kids Printable Reader filled with information about fashion, technology, Presidents, and more!
  • Learn about life for early 2000s Kids with these american history printables to read, color, and learn!
  • Review what you’ve leanred with these American History Worksheets (Notebooking)

16 Printable Country Studies for Kids - children will have fun learning about countries around the world with this fun resource perfect for pre k, kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 including Kenya, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Netherlands, Mexico, China, Philippines, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Chile, Colombia, Australia, and Costa Rica. FREE Printable 50 Us States coloring pages Kids will have fun learning about Children Around the World using these free printable worksheets for kids of all ages. #childrenaroundtheworld #christmasaroundtheworld #geography

Looking for more resources and free worksheets to teach students about geography for kids? You will love these coloring sheets, printable maps, books, activities and games:

FREE American Revolution Lapbook with Timeline and Famous Americans in History for Homeschoolers

FREE Revolutionary War Timeline & Lapbook

We also added this weeks’ events & famous people to our lapbook. You can download the American Revolutionary Lapbook here.

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