Historical Sources on the Revolutionary War
Reading Level: 8
Interest Level: 8-12
While some students might know about the Battles of Lexington and Concord and the Declaration of Independence, this book will offer them the opportunity to engage with riveting primary-source material about the war that formed a nation. Letters, newspapers, speeches, legal documents, and diary entries paint a picture of the toll and cost of the American Revolution. Students will learn from the words of soldiers, doctors, wives, and politicians about the laws that enraged the colonists. They'll get a glimpse at the lives of those who fought on both sides of the conflict as well as those who remained at home.