Ch 14: The Revolutionary War for Elementary School

About This Chapter

Expand your elementary school students' familiarity with some of the leading personalities of the American Revolution using this flexible and helpful resource. Use the short video and text lessons for review, homework help and more.

Revolutionary War for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

You will find a multitude of uses for this chapter covering the leaders, causes and events of the American Revolution. The lessons are easily adaptable as a way to supplement your regular social studies instruction, to help students study for tests and complete homework assignments. These short lessons present comprehensive information in an entertaining and interesting way, and the easy worksheets enable students to learn without frustration. Equally brief lesson quizzes ensure that they remember what they have learned, and the chapter test gives you a clear picture of their understanding of this period of American history.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with the Revolutionary War will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about the American Revolution.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the causes of the Revolutionary War
  • Students with learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about the Revolutionary War
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social studies (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 Revolutionary War
  • Students who struggle to understand their social studies teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra social studies resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover the Revolutionary War topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson with your student.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning about the American Revolution
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands the Revolutionary War by completing the Revolutionary War for Elementary School chapter exam.

21 Lessons in Chapter 14: The Revolutionary War for Elementary School
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Townshend Acts Lesson for Kids

1. The Townshend Acts Lesson for Kids

How would you feel if someone forced you to pay extra for everyday items, then spent that money making sure you obeyed no matter what? That's exactly what happened in the years before the Revolutionary War. Read on to see how the colonists handled it.

Taxation without Representation Lesson for Kids

2. Taxation without Representation Lesson for Kids

In the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, England tried to make the colonists pay taxes to the British. This did not go over very well, and people began to protest. By the end of this lesson you will be able to explain the history behind the battle cry, 'No taxation without representation!'

People of the American Revolution: Lesson for Kids

3. People of the American Revolution: Lesson for Kids

You may have heard of George Washington and King George, but do you know how these historic figures played major roles in the founding of the United States? Let's discuss these and more characters from the American Revolution.

Committees of Correspondence Lesson for Kids

4. Committees of Correspondence Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn about the Committees of Correspondence and how they helped the American colonies communicate with each other. You'll learn where the committees began and how they played an important role leading up to the American Revolution.

4th of July Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

5. 4th of July Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

Have you ever had a 4th of July celebration? This lesson will teach you about the 4th of July, also known as Independence Day. It discusses how Independence Day came to be a national holiday and explores early celebrations of the 4th of July.

Boston Massacre Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

6. Boston Massacre Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

What happens when you put 4,000 British soldiers in the same town as 20,000 angry colonists? The Boston Massacre. Read on to find out more about this attack that fueled the Revolutionary War.

Boston Tea Party Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

7. Boston Tea Party Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

During the Boston Tea Party, a mob of angry people threw tea into Boston Harbor. Let's look back to 1773 to find out what led to this historical event.

Revolutionary War Facts: Lesson for Kids

8. Revolutionary War Facts: Lesson for Kids

The American Revolutionary War broke the United States away from Great Britain to form a new and independent country. It began in 1775 and ended in 1783 when the British recognized the colonists' freedom and the U.S. became a country.

Revolutionary War Timeline: Lesson for Kids

9. Revolutionary War Timeline: Lesson for Kids

The American Revolutionary War began in 1775 and ended eight years later in 1783. The war was triggered by England increasing taxes on the North American colonies. The Revolutionary War ending created the United States of America.

End of the American Revolution Lesson for Kids: Facts & Timeline

10. End of the American Revolution Lesson for Kids: Facts & Timeline

By 1783, the British had failed to stop the American Revolution, leading to George Washington and the Continental Army defeating England and becoming an independent nation. Learn about the process that led to the end of the Revolution in this lesson.

Results of the American Revolution Lesson for Kids: Facts & Timeline

11. Results of the American Revolution Lesson for Kids: Facts & Timeline

The American Revolution is an important part of history. This lesson will describe what happened when the American Revolution was over, including both the positive and negative effects of the Revolutionary War.

American Revolution Taxes: Lesson for Kids

12. American Revolution Taxes: Lesson for Kids

A series of British acts and taxes created a lot of frustration among the American colonists. In this lesson, learn about the different taxes that Britain enacted, and find out how these led to the Revolutionary War.

George Washington & The American Revolution Facts: Lesson for Kids

13. George Washington & The American Revolution Facts: Lesson for Kids

The leadership of George Washington helped the American colonists to win independence from Great Britain during the Revolutionary War. Learn about Washington's contributions to the war and the decisions he made to defeat the British in this lesson.

African Americans of the American Revolution: Lesson for Kids

14. African Americans of the American Revolution: Lesson for Kids

African American soldiers played an important part in the American Revolution. This lesson will look at some of the ways in which they participated in the fight for independence.

Thomas Jefferson in the American Revolution: Lesson for Kids

15. Thomas Jefferson in the American Revolution: Lesson for Kids

Thomas Jefferson was a very important figure in American history. In this lesson, learn about his specific role in the American Revolution and how he helped the patriot cause.

Spies of the American Revolution: Lesson for Kids

16. Spies of the American Revolution: Lesson for Kids

The American Revolution was an unstable time in United States history. In this lesson, learn about people who served as spies for the American colonies during the war and how they gathered secret information.

Life During the American Revolution Facts: Lesson for Kids

17. Life During the American Revolution Facts: Lesson for Kids

While the American Revolution was necessary to gain our freedom from Britain, it was very disruptive to the colonists' life. Read on to experience what daily life was like during the American Revolution.

King George III & The American Revolution: Lesson for Kids

18. King George III & The American Revolution: Lesson for Kids

You probably know about George Washington and the other famous Americans who fought in the Revolutionary War, but do you know about the people on the other side of the war? In this lesson, you'll learn about George III, the King of Great Britain.

John Adams & The American Revolution: Lesson for Kids

19. John Adams & The American Revolution: Lesson for Kids

John Adams was a key figure in the American Revolution. In this lesson, discover how he was initially conflicted about independence, how his political career developed, and what led to him becoming the second President of the United States.

Benjamin Franklin & The American Revolution: Lesson for Kids

20. Benjamin Franklin & The American Revolution: Lesson for Kids

Benjamin Franklin played an important role in the American Revolution. In this lesson, learn how Franklin served as a diplomat during the war, and how he worked with world leaders to get support and resources for the American colonies.

John Hancock & The American Revolution: Lesson for Kids

21. John Hancock & The American Revolution: Lesson for Kids

John Hancock was one of the leaders in the American Revolution. In this lesson, learn how he was involved in politics and the events that led to him being one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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