Social Studies - 5th Grade
Students will understand the chronology and significance of key events leading to self-government.
Discover the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who made the United States what it is today.
Charters of Freedom
This National Archive exhibit displays The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. It also contains interactive articles about the Making of the Charters and the impact of the Charters of Freedom.
Colonial America (1492-1763) - Jump Back in Time
Learn about Colonial America and influential leaders of that time.
Declare the Causes:The Declaration of Independence
This unit from EDSITEment capitalizes on the propensity to complain to increase student awareness of the precedents behind the Declaration of Independence. By the completion of this unit, students will be able to describe and list the sections of the Declaration of Independence and explain the basic purpose of each. They will also be able to give an example of a document that served as a precedent for the Declaration, list and explain one or more of the colonists' complaints included in the Declaration, and demonstrate an awareness of the Declaration of Independence as a historical process developed in protest of unfair conditions.
George Washington: A National Treasure
These lessons introduce students to some of the events and issues that shaped George Washington's life. The activities should enhance your students' knowledge of Washington and expand their horizons about this complex and interesting man.
Liberty! The American Revolution
This web site was created by PBS to accompany their wonderful video series on the American Revolution entitled: Liberty: The American Revolution. The web site contains headlines from colonial newspapers, timelines, and a lot of pictures.
Liberty! Chronicle of The Revolution: Timeline
This timeline comes from the PBS Special "Liberty! Chronicle of The Revolution."
Name The Founding Fathers
Try to name the founding fathers based on clues you find in history.
Revolutionary Period - Jump Back in Time
The Revolutionary Period (1764-1789) of our history is the focus of this web site.
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