This is week 2 of our hands on homeschool history for kids study of the Revolutionary War. This marks the beginning of the REvoluationary War with the Shot Heard Round the World! You can follow our 4 week unit complete with books to read, hands on history projects, Liberty Kids cartoon series, free American revolution lapbook and more. So join us as we relive history in our revolutionary war for kids unit
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!
Raid on Fort Ticonderoga
Bunker Hill June 17, 1775
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.”
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.
John & Abigail Adams
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)
Homeschool History Units that are FUN & Memorable
Check out the rest of the American Revolutionary War Series below and for more fun history units check out my Colonial American / Early Settlers Unit and Early Explorers Unit below.