Revolutionary War Studies - The Extras

It's a wrap!  We have moved on from our Revolutionary War studies, but before I close the lesson plan book, I thought I would share the extras. 

Free Reading
Our children are encouraged to regularly read historical fiction and nonfiction books.  A few of those reading books they perused were:
Toliver's Secret, by Esther Wood Brady
Sam the Minuteman, by Nathaniel Benchley
Mr. Revere and I, by Robert Lawson
Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes
The Winter at Valley Forge: Survival and Victory, by James E. Knight
Our Liberty Bell, by Henry Jonas Magaziner
Liberty or Death: The American Revolution, by Betsy Maestro and Giulio Masestro
Heroes of the Revolution, by David A. Adler

For music, we revisited a few of the patriotic tunes we learned earlier this year,
especially "Yankee Doodle."

A viewing of Howard Pyle's painting "The Fight on Lexington Common, April 19, 1776" was one way to incorporate art appreciation.  {Don't you love how convenient it is to view works of art online?  Though I'll be the first to admit, I'd rather see original art work in person, but it isn't always possible.}

My oldest daughter has been trying to write with a quill since last year's trip to Valley Forge.  She has her own jar of ink and quill.  She has scratched out a few words on her own sheet of parchment.

Related posts:
Biographies about George Washington
Revolutionary War Reads
Revolutionary War Read Aloud

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