- John Hancock's signature - first person to sign the Declaration of Independence (Important because if the English won the war then these men essentially signed their own death warrant)
- Clock - Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
- Minutemen Movie Poster - Minutemen (Minutemen were a small hand-picked elite force which were required to be highly mobile and able to assemble quickly)
- New England Patriots helmet - peolpe who rebelled against King George's and wanted freedom were called Patriots
- Quarter - Quartering Act (the kids always assume it's George Washington that is the connection but I remind them that they are looking at the object, not the person on the object)
- A red coat - The Redcoats
- Stamp - Stamp Act (again, the students see the Liberty Bell and run with that)
- Tea - The Boston Tea Party or the Tea Act
During one of Scholastic's Dollar Deals I snagged this great e-book called Hands on History: American Revolution. It has wonderful activities to create and the students really enjoy them! We talked about the Domino Effect and created this flip tab activity before we even began our unit and are filling in the causes/effects as we go.
So, as you can tell, I LOVE the American Revolution and hope that that love of history rubs off on my kids as well!