Explaining the chain of events that led to the Revolution can be rather long and tedious for students. Hence the reason why we created this timeline, a “Guided Discovery” where students are invited to analyze themselves the primary sources and make their own way through the events that caused the colonist uprising.
Did You Know? The amount of tea thrown into the sea during the Boston Tea Party amounted to more than 46 tons, the equivalent of 18, 523, 000 cups of tea! The East India Company reported losses of £9, 659 after the Boston Tea Party.
This timeline has a special place in our hearts here at HSTRY as it was the first we showed teachers and students when we moved to the USA. This dynamic, first person narration is the perfect example of how the study of history can be something interesting and engaging for all students.
Did You Know? Paul Revere wa a man of many talents. If many people know he was a silversmith thanks to his famous engraving of the Boston Massacre, fewer people know he was an amateur dentist.
The first major armed battle of the conflict resulted in a defeat for the colonists, but a defeat that gave them hope that they could stand up to the mighty British Empire. Based on a letter of Peter Brown, a Patriot fighter, the timeline invites the reader into the cauldron of the battlefield at a time when fighting was very different to what it is today.
This timeline is based on the letter Peter Brown's wrote to his mother on June 25, 1775.
Did You Know? The British thought they would make light work of the untrained and unprepared colonists. In truth, the British needed three assaults up the hill to finally take it. They were so confident, it took two failed assaults on the hill for the British troops to remove their backpacks!
What was it like being a soldier at Valley Forge? Where did they sleep? How tasty was that hard tack? Relive this famous episode of the revolution through the eyes of Albigence Waldo, a doctor who stayed at Valley Forge through the winter 1777.
Did You Know? It wasn't just marches, drills, and survival for the soldiers, they also had time for fun. They played cards, dice, and when the weather was better, some sports. The ancestor of baseball "Base", "Long Bullets" (a game of bowls played with cannonballs), and cricket were popular.