The American Revolution (Events)
Use the following resources to research your event. Remember:
Find your information.
Read the information.
Check for understanding.
Write down things that you want to remember.
You will be writing a script, so look for quotes as you read. If you find a quote, write down the quote, who said it, and why. Also look for the original text of documents related to your event. It may be a little difficult to understand, but you can use pieces of this text to write your script.Also remember to write down the names of people who are involved in your event. You can then research those people and find out even more information about your event!
In the library:
- Use Destiny to find a book about your event. Many of these books on on reserve in the library. Ask Mrs. S. for help.
- Use Destiny to find a book about the American Revolution and find your event in the index.
- Look up your event in the encyclopedia.
- Visit The American Revolution.org. Use the navigation bar at the top of the page.
- “Battles” give you specific information including the time and the weather.
- “Documents” has the original text of documents and speeches related to your events.
- “Historical Events” has short summaries of various event which include names of the people involved.
- Explore the other links as you feel necessary.
- Check out Mr. Nussbaum's American Revolution page. Includes pages for battles, maps, cause and effect, and videos, among others.
- Look at the American Memory Project from the Library of Congress.
- British Battles.com has information about many battles in the Revolution (also the French and Indian War) including maps. Scroll down to navigate to your battle using the navigation bar on the left.
- Visit USHistory.org. (published by the Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia) The link on the left for the US History online text book has some great information. Also check out the link for the American Revolution.
- Visit The Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History has published agreat site with resouces about different time periods in American History. Visit the Founding Era to find back ground information, quotes, and primary source documents for this period in American History.
- Check out the Charters of Freedom from the National Archives to find information about the documents related to the founding of our nation.
- Use our Online Reference Resources page (including, Grolier, and Encyclopedia Britannica.) See Mrs. S. if you need a password.
- Use Bartleby to find quotations by people who were involved in your event.
Image: American 'minute-men' Marching Against The British To The Martial Music Of Fife And Drum, Pub. By Currier & Ives, 1876 . Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 18 Mar 2012. http://quest.eb.com/images/108_266703