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Theresa Cross Pathfinder for Revolutionary War Grade 3 The third grade class is studying the Revolutionary War, with an emphasis on the years 1776-1783, and the events, people and places in the Princeton and surrounding areas. Students are expected to learn about the role of Princeton in battles, and as the nation’s capital for a brief time in 1783. We would like students to choose a specific event, place or person as a topic of research and presentation. A variety of presentation options will be available for students. MAGAZINE ARTICLES (through EBSCO HOST) How They Chose These Words. Isaacson, Walter. Time; July 7, 2003, Vol. 162, Issue 1, p 76, 2p, 3c. This article is about the writing of the Declaration of Independence. The Not-So Hidden History. Boy’s Life; Oct. 2006, Vol.96, issue 10, p 44-47, 4p. This article discusses methods of combat (straight line formation), and strategies used in Revolutionary War battles. Private Yankee Doodle. Fleming, Thomas. Boy’s Life; July 2003, Vol. 93, Issue 7, p13, 1p. This article gives a day-in-the-life account of a colonial soldier serving under Gen. George Washington. World Turned Upside Down. Miller, Jerry. Cobblestone; Oct. 2006, Vol. 27, Issue 7, p26-28, 3p, 1c. This article highlights the impact of the Revolutionary War on daily life in the colonies. WEBSITES Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774- Present http://bioguide.congress.gov This is the Biographical Directory of the Members of the U.S. Congress. It provides biographical information, portraits, and images of artifacts (letters, etc.) of any member of Congress from 1774 to the present. In addition to biographical information, it has links to various Research Collections for specific and unique information about certain members. Great for information on R. Stockton, E. Boudinot, C. Thompson, and other delegates from 1783. The American Revolution http://theamericanrevolution.org This site has a vast amount of information about the American Revolution. There are links for battles, important places, important people, viewpoints, events, documents, timelines, etc. It also has a few “Ads by Google” where you can purchase related items (think PTO money). BritishBattles.com http://britishbattles.com This a British site that provides information, images, etc. about battles fought by Britain from the 18th to the end of the 19th century. It is exclusively about battles. It also has products (maps, replicas, etc.) that can be purchased. The point of view on this site might be very interesting. Who really won the Battle of Princeton? Does it depend on whom you ask? Amazing Women in War and Peace http://userpages.aug.com/captbarb/femvets.html This site provides information about women who fought or played other important roles in the American Revolution. It includes information on well-known women and others who are rarely mentioned in American history books. Although it does not provide a wealth of information, it does give information about additional resources. Mentioned on this site are Deborah Samson, Molly Pitcher, Sisters of the Revolution, Annis Boudinot Stockton, etc. Historical Society of Princeton http://www.princetonhistory.org This is the site of the Historical Society of Princeton. It has great information on historic people, places and events in and around Princeton, especially during the Revolutionary War era. This is also a great resource for class trips and outreach programs. Washington Crossing Historic Park http://www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing/ This is an excellent site about the famous Crossing of the Delaware. It also has great activities for students and information about trips and events. Colonial Williamsburg http://www.history.org This is the site for Colonial Williamsburg. Although it is about like in Virginia, it presents a wealth of information and online activities related to colonial life and the colonial class system. NON-FICTION BOOKS The American Revolution Carter, Alden R 973.3 CAR This book discusses the causes, events, personalities and aftermath of the American Revolutionary War. The American Revolution: A Nonfiction Companion To Revolutionary War on Wednesday Osborne, Mary Pope 973.3 OSB Presents a picture of life in colonial America and reviews the causes and major events of the American Revolution. The American Revolutionaries: A History in Their Own Words Meltzer, Milton 973.3AME Letters, diaries, memoirs, interviews, ballads, newspaper articles, and speeches in the American colonies during the Revolutionary War. Buttons For General Washington Roop, Peter 973.3ROO Reconstructs a possible mission for the fourteen-year-old spy who carried messages to George Washington’s camp I the buttons of his coat. The Story of the Thirteen Colonies Alderman, Clifford 973.2 ALD A history of the 13 colonies from the settlement of Jamestown to the Revolutionary War. Discuses the new settlers and reasons for leaving their homelands, struggles for survival, and growing resentment toward England. Yankee Doodle and the Redcoats Beller, Susan 397.3 BEL Excerpts from diaries, letters, newspaper articles and other primary sources, that tell the everyday lives of the soldiers who fought the Revolutionary War, for both the British and for the colonies. FICTION BOOKS The Battlefield Ghost Cuyler, Marjorie FIC CUY When a family moves into a house in Princeton, they find it haunted by the ghost of a Hessian soldier form the Revolutionary War and try to reunite hi with the ghost of his horse. Meet Felicity Tripp, Valerie FIC TRI Nine-year old Felicity lives in Williamsburg shortly before the Revolutionary War. She seeks help from her family to save a horse from an abusive owner. This is a great introduction to the Felicity and other American Girl books. The Journal of William Thomas Emerson, a Revolutionary War Patriot Deneberg, Barry FIC DEN William is a twelve-year-old orphan, who writes of his experiences in pre-Revolutionary War Boston, where he joins the patriots. The Secret in the Tower Ransom, Candice FIC RAN This is the first book in the new time travel series. Alex discovers an old spyglass in a secret room and is suddenly transported back in time to the Revolutionary War. Revolutionary War on Wednesday Osborne, Mary Pope FIC OSB Using their magic Tree house, Jack and Annie travel back in tot he time of the American Revolution and help General George Washington during his famous crossing of the Delaware. George Washington’s Socks Woodruff, Elvira FIC WOO During a camp-out of the Adventure Club, four children are transported back in time to the Revolutionary War. Great insights into loyalties, and who the “bad” guys are during a war.
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