Scholastic’s “Dear America: Revolutionary War” activity offers students a fascinating look at how Americans lived during the Revolutionary War.
- About the Era explains how the colonists fought for their independence from Great Britain during the Revolutionary War – and won, resulting in the birth of the United States of America! A timeline offers a chronological frame of reference.
- In Downloadables, you’ll find dozens of links to related articles from the Library of Congress, including content on Valley Forge, Benedict Arnold, the British Capture, and much more.
- Whiteboard-Ready Slides share images from the Revolutionary War, including Valley Forge, the Battle of Saratoga, General George Washington, and more.
- For further reading, students can buy a book from the Dear America series, The Winter of Red Snow: The Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777, a fictional diary of a young girl from this era.
- About the Authors shares the bios of the Dear America series’ authors.Student Activities include:
- 30 easy, delicious recipes for students to try, including Abigail Jane Stewart’s Mince Pie and Tea Biscuits.
- 22 arts and crafts, including Abigail’s Basic Knitting, Homemade Candles, and Sand Painting.
- An article on women’s and girls’ clothes from 1778, including paper dolls students can print, cut out, and mix and match!
- Students can also explore two interactive fictional scrapbooks from Abigail Jane Stewart. By reading her journal-like entries, students get a unique perspective of what life was like for young people during this era.
Make history come alive for your students with these resources for teaching the Dear America series, covering the Colonial Period, the Revolutionary War, Westward Expansion, the Civil War, the Turn of the Century, the Great Depression, and World War II..