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The American Revolution for Kids

A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series #11)

Janis Herbert


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Heroes, traitors, and great thinkers come to life in this activity book, and the concepts of freedom and democracy are celebrated in true accounts of the distinguished officers, wise delegates, rugged riflemen, and hardworking farm wives and children who created the new nation. This collection tells the story of the Revolution, from the hated Stamp Act and the Boston Tea Party to the British surrender at Yorktown and the creation of the United States Constitution. All American students are required to study the Revolution and the Constitution, and these 21 activities make it fun and memorable. Kids create a fringed hunting shirt and a tricorn hat and reenact the Battle of Cowpens. They will learn how to make their voices heard in “I Protest” and how Congress works in “There Ought to Be a Law.” A final selection including the Declaration of Independence, a glossary, biographies, and pertinent Web sites makes this book a valuable resource for both students and teachers.

Praise For The American Revolution for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series #11)

“Fun reading for adults and kids.”  —Geri Nikolai, Rockford Register Star

“The dramatic events that lay behind the Founding Fathers' struggle for liberty are vividly recounted in Herbert's lively survey.”  —Smithsonian

“A valuable historical reference.”  —Today's Parent

“Another must-have from Chicago Review Press.”  —Lee Littlewood, Copley News Service

“Make[s] a great study unit when combined with the children's literature of Jean Fritz or the American Girl Felicity books.”  —The Home School Mom

“The strength of this book lies in the wealth of information it provides and unflinching historical accuracy.”  —Children's Literature

“An excellent introduction to the American Revolution.”  —John's Military History

Chicago Review Press, 9781556524561, 160pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2002

About the Author

Janis Herbert is the author of The Civil War for Kids, Leonardo da Vinci for Kids, Lewis and Clark for Kids, and Marco Polo for Kids.