In this unit, your child will learn of George Washington's heroic leadership for the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War. Your child will look at the major battles the Continental Army fought in and the challenges they overcame. The unit should last about one week, depending how often you teach history.
|The Revolutionary War||(no rating)|
Read a general depiction of George Washington's involvement in the Revolutionary War.
|Washington in Command of the Army||(no rating)|
Read a narration of George Washington's role as the first Commander-in-Chief.
|Crossing the Delaware||(no rating)|
The crossing of the Delaware is a time when George Washington showed his quick thinking and great leadership skills. It worked and brought great encouragement to his army when they most needed it. At this site, read a short summary of these events.
|Battle of Trenton||(no rating)|
George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River to defeat the British in the Battle of Trenton. This site features a short description of the battle and a picture.
|Battle of Princeton||(no rating)|
Energized by their win at the Battle of Trenton, Washington led his troops to Princeton. This site features a short description of the battle and a picture.
|Valley Forge||(no rating)|
This site has a short description of the difficult winter George Washington and his army had at Valley Forge.
|Revolutionary War - Map of Major Battles||(no rating)|
Visit this map and see the major battles in the Revolutionary War highlighted.
|Revolutionary Map||(no rating)|
This map, made by a child, shows some of the battles in the Revolutionary War, including the ones covered in this unit.
|Chronology of George Washington's Activity in the War||(no rating)|
This site lists George Washington's activity in the Revolutionary War in chronological order. This is a great reference for further understanding and for the timeline that your child will make.
|George's Cherry Crisp||(no rating)|
Have fun in the kitchen making this delicious Presidential Cherry Crisp, and enjoy your creation.
|Hardtack - A Soldier's Ration||(no rating)|
Hardtack was one to the foods the soldiers ate at Valley Forge during the harsh winter of 1777. Use this recipe to make hardtack with the child.
|Washington's Cherry Tree Collage||(no rating)|
Make a collage of George Washington’s cherry tree. Even younger kids will have a lot of fun with this craft.
|Washington's Wig Craft||(no rating)|
Have fun making and wearing George Washington's wig.
|Make Your Own Timeline||(no rating)|
Timelines are a great way to get an understanding of the order of events, as well as to further understand a given event in history. Make a timeline of George Washington's contributions to the American Revolution.
|Color Washington at Battle of Princeton||(no rating)|
On this site, you will find a very short recaption of Washington's victory at Princeton and a copy of the original portrait painted to commenmorate it. The coloring sheet adapted from this painting is found on page two.
|Crossing the Delaware River Coloring Sheet||(no rating)|
Read a short depiction of the historic day when George Washington crossed the Delaware river with his soldiers. Then have fun coloring a picture about this event.
|Crossing the Delaware - Online Puzzle||(no rating)|
Enjoy this online puzzle of George Washington crossing the Delaware River!
|Washington Crossing the Delaware River||(no rating)|
Take a look at Washington crossing the Delaware River. This is a very short video, but good to for supplementing the unit study.
|The Continental Soldier||(no rating)|
Listen to the first song on this page, called "The Continental Soldier," which tells of the experience of the soldiers under George Washington's command during the Revolutionary War.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: