Washington Crossing the Delaware

Resources for the American Revolution

The Revolutionary War is a complex subject…

Listed below are a variety of resources to help you cover the subject, everything from YouTube videos that may be helpful to books (both young adult and picture books). More resources soon to come!

Revolutionary War Text Set:


Gallery – Google Culturual Institute:

Timeline of Revolutionary War by NPS: http://www.nps.gov/revwar/about_the_revolution/timeline_of_events.html

Boston National Historic Park: http://www.nps.gov/bost/index.htm

Making Invisible Ink: http://science.kqed.org/quest/2012/03/07/try-this-at-home-invisible-ink/


Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZfRaWAtBVg
Follow A Patriotic Family: http://video.pbs.org/video/1633550857/
Cliveden: http://video.pbs.org/video/1603931054/
Slavery & Freedom: http://video.pbs.org/video/2233128518/
Finding Your Roots: RDJ’s Patriot Ancestor: http://video.pbs.org/video/2220940437/
A Map of Valley Forge: http://video.pbs.org/video/2285050331/


Hamilton: An American Musical can be used, particularly “My Shot”, “Battle of Yorktown”. (The second act is good for looking at the first years of the new nation and the original political parties.)

1776 has several songs that can be used for the years up to declaring independence.