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American Revolution, 1775-1783

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DK Eyewitness eBook


Look for these link in the Learning Center navigation to:

  • The Colonial Era: Beginnings–1776

  • The American Revolution: 1775–1783

Free Websites

From Free Technology for Teachers 1.24.2010

The American Revolution Center has a fantastic interactive timeline about the American Revolution. The timeline features an easily navigated combination of text and images. Click on any event in the timeline to view a short paragraph about that event. Click on an image of an artifact in the timeline and a you will see an enlarged image of that artifact. The page hosting the enlarged artifact image also hosts a description of the artifact and, in some cases, a video podcast about the artifact.


America The Story of Us is an epic 12-hour television event that tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented. Episode 2 is specifically about the Revolutionary War. This is not just a series of video clips but well researched and expertly written articles including notable figures, events, battles, and political milestones in the creation of the Unites States.


Liberty! The American Revolution PBS Series An incredible resource that includes timelines, details on specific events, and a great timeline of events.


Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it, presented by Ibis Communications, Inc. a digital publisher of educational programming.


The exhibit is based on spy letters from the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Gallery of Letters provides a brief description of each letter and links to more information about the stories of the spies in the letter or the secret methods used to make the letter.

American Revolution Battles

From the US Military Academy West Point Battle Atlas:

In keeping abreast with today's technology, the Department of History at USMA is providing these maps on the internet as part of the department's outreach program. The maps were created by the United States Military Academy’s Department of History and are the digital versions from the atlases printed by the United States Defense Printing Agency.


Histor eSearch was created for students, history teachers and history buffs. We now features links to K-12 history lesson plans and activities. All resource material has been previewed for academic content and relevance to national and state history curriculum content standards. The majority of the resources offered herein were created by others.

National Archives Vault--You simply MUST play with this resource! Access of 1,200 primary source documents from the American Revolution to the Beatles. All items are tagged for easy searching and there are also Poster and Movie creation feature using National Archive resources.

Project Samples

Examples of completed Fodey Headlines