It has been a fabulous unit learning more about The Revolutionary War with Winter Promise and their American Crossing curriculum! Though these last weeks have been especially busy for our household, Winter Promise’s premade schedule is easily adaptable to our needs. This unit saw us do more reading and less hands on.
Spanning the French & Indian War, Stamp Act, Continental Congress, Boston happenings, Battles in New York, Women in the War, Battles at Seas and finally ending with the birth of a New Nation!
Learn more about The Revolutionary War with Winter Promise
Our History and Literature reading included Regina Silsby, America in the Time of George Washington, Fever 1793 and the US Constitution. (I substituted my favorite Constitution resource.)
We went back to our Art Curriculum and enjoyed studying various painters and then trying our hand at recreating them for this unit.
For character studies, we learned more about early American heroes, Ethan Allen, George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette, Nathaniel Greene, Deborah Sampson with the traits of Boldness, Integrity, Sacrifice, Dedication and Commitment.
Continuing our states study, we added North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia to our United States Notebook.
And now to the hands-on goodies through Time Travelers cd-roms
My kids tried their hand at living during the Pre-Revolutionary War times with a game of Taxation Frustration!
The game lived up to its’ name. We were all definitely frustrated at the amount of tax we had to pay!
Facts about the Liberty Bell!
In addition to making yummy recipes for Applejack Cookies and Potato Soup, we also made One Snip Stars and Secret Messages!
Be sure to read about our other adventures in American Crossing with Winter Promise!
Join us next time as life slows down and we return to doing more hands on projects in Unit 4 and The Early 19th Century!