American Revolution Activities

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

The American Revolution was a time of great chaos and upheaval in our country's history. Through it, we became a unified nation. These activities help to connect students to this significant time.

Mapping the Battles of the American Revolution

There were 27 battles during the American Revolution. This activity gives students a chance to map them out and mark the victor.


  • Photocopies of a map of the Eastern half of North America
  • Colored pencils


  • Begin by passing out the photocopied maps.
  • Have students use classroom resources and the internet to label the British Territories and American Territories on the map.
  • Now have them research the battles of the American Revolution, paying attention to the location and the victor.
  • Finally, have them mark the battles on the appropriate locations of the map.

Top It Off

Headwear for men, women, and kids was a staple in the time of the American Revolution. Men and boys wore tricorn hats while women and girls wore mob caps. This activity gives students a chance to create their own.


  • Photocopied templates or patterns for a tricorn hat
  • Photocopied templates or patterns for a mob cap
  • Brown felt
  • White felt
  • Chalk
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn

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