About This Chapter
American Revolution for Elementary School - Chapter Summary
This chapter can help reinforce and clarify the Revolutionary War topics your elementary school students have been learning in class. The chapter contains engaging lessons that cover essential information related to the causes, events and people of the American Revolution. Students can further reinforce their knowledge by taking fun and interactive practice quizzes.
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help learning about the American Revolution will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about the causes, events and outcome of the American Revolution.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding American Revolution topics
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about important events and people of the American Revolution
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about history (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about the American Revolution
- Students who struggle to understand their history teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra history resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover Revolutionary War topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about the American Revolution.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands American Revolution topics by completing the American Revolution for Elementary School chapter exam.
1. American Revolution Battles: Lesson for Kids
This lesson focuses on the military advantages and disadvantages seen by the British and Americans during the Revolutionary War. It also shows how the United States was able to use its advantages to the best effect during the war.
2. Causes of the American Revolution: Lesson for Kids
This lesson deals with the events and trends that brought about the American Revolution, particularly focusing on the role of the French and Indian War.
3. Continental Army: Lesson for Kids
This lesson talks about the Continental Army, the army led by General George Washington during the American War of Independence. Find out how the army changed and what happened when it fought against one of the best armies in the world.
4. Declaration of Independence: Lesson for Kids
This lesson will teach you about the Declaration of Independence and why the Founding Fathers felt so strongly about it being written, signed and sent out around the world for everyone to see. Let's take a look at the events before, during and after it was written.
5. Battle of Bunker Hill Lesson for Kids: Facts & Summary
Did you know that the Battle of Bunker Hill didn't happen at Bunker Hill, but at another spot in Boston called Breed's Hill? Let's learn about the history of this battle of the American Revolution, and why it's still important today.
6. Battles of Lexington & Concord Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts
In this lesson, we will learn about why British colonists in Massachusetts began storing guns and ammunition leading to 'the shot heard round the world' - the battles of Lexington and Concord.
7. First Continental Congress Lesson for Kids: Summary & Results
Britain had finally gone too far, and the colonists knew that it was time for a united approach! In this lesson, discover the secret meeting known as the First Continental Congress.
8. Battle of Saratoga Summary: Lesson for Kids
Battles aren't always won by the biggest army. In the Battle of Saratoga, the powerful British army took on the weaker American army and lost. Learn how this battle became the turning point in the American Revolutionary War.
9. General Burgoyne Lesson for Kids: Facts, Battles & Surrender
There were many great British generals who fought in the American Revolution. General John Burgoyne was one respected general whose military career came to a halt after the Battle of Saratoga. Let's learn more about General John Burgoyne.
10. British Generals of the Revolutionary War Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the most well-known British generals and military leaders who fought during the Revolutionary War. Let's take a look at these men and their accomplishments.
11. First Battles of the Revolutionary War Lesson for Kids
This lesson focuses on the first battles of the Revolutionary War. We'll take a look at how unexpected victories helped to build the confidence the American colonists would need to ultimately defeat the British.
12. Why Did the Boston Massacre Happen? - Lesson for Kids
This lesson talks about the Boston Massacre, when five people were killed by British troops in Boston in 1770. Find out what led to the Boston Massacre and some reasons for why it happened.
13. Why Was the Boston Massacre Important? - Lesson for Kids
The Boston Massacre was a tragic event in American history that became a turning point in America's quest to become an independent country. Learn how the Boston Massacre moved the American colonists one step closer to the Revolutionary War.
14. What Happened After the Boston Massacre? - Lesson for Kids
Many of us learn that the Boston Massacre was one of the events leading to the American Revolution between the colonies and Britain. But we don't always learn what happened after the Boston Massacre. Find out in this lesson.
15. Patrick Carr & the Boston Massacre Lesson for Kids
This lesson will talk about Patrick Carr, who many people may not have heard of but who had an important role in the Boston Massacre. Find out why his words mattered so much to everyone involved.
16. Why Did the Boston Tea Party Happen? - Lesson for Kids
Have you ever experienced something unfair? What did you do? In this lesson, you'll learn about how some American colonists used chests of tea and the Boston Harbor to send the British a message during the Boston Tea Party.
17. Who Was Involved in the Boston Tea Party? - Lesson for Kids
One December night in 1773, a group of men, dressed as Indians, had the world's most famous tea party in the Boston Harbor. Who were these men? In this lesson, you will learn about the participants of the Boston Tea Party.
18. Why Was the Boston Tea Party Important? - Lesson for Kids
Is a cheaper cup of tea worth going to war? In 1773, American colonists dumped tea into the Boston Harbor to protest the British government's tax on tea. This event fueled the divide between Britain and America, which lead to the Revolutionary War.
19. Tea Act Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Did you know tea was the most popular drink among the American colonists? In 1773, the British Parliament adopted the Tea Act in order to get more money from them. Learn what the Tea Act was, why it was adopted, and how the colonists reacted to it.
20. Sons of Liberty Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts
Imagine being part of a group that helped start the American Revolution when the colonists fought against the British. Some of the people in this group even threw crates of tea into the ocean to protest! This group was called the Sons of Liberty. Keep reading to learn more about how they influenced events leading to the Revolutionary War.
21. Why Was the Declaration of Independence Written? - Lesson for Kids
July 4, 1776, is called Independence Day in America. It is the day that the American colonies declared their independence through an important document. In this lesson, you will learn about why the Declaration of Independence was written.
22. Star Spangled Banner Lesson for Kids: History & Facts
Have you ever been to a baseball or football game or a NASCAR race? Before these events and others, people stand to sing our National Anthem called The Star Spangled Banner. Do you know what it means, and who wrote it? This lesson will tell you!
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