Educator Resources for American Revolution Timeline

A beautifully rendered interactive timeline allows students to visually explore the events of the Revolutionary War by clicking on important objects, weapons, art, and documents that are in the Museum of the American Revolution’s collection. Image captions and video podcasts attached to the objects provide an overview of key milestones of the American Revolution that students can read and watch as they move through the timeline. The timeline begins in 1750 and ends with President Barack Obama’s election, showcasing the importance of the Revolution in the modern era. The American Revolution Interactive Timeline captivates students of all ages and engages them in learning about the most important time in Americas history.

American Revolution Timeline: Interactive Tool and Lesson Ideas

In these lesson ideas which are adaptable for grades 3-12, students use a free interactive timeline to explore the sequence of events in the American Revolution. The Revolutionary War comes alive as students see photos of artifacts, watch podcasts, and more. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

No Taxation without Representation Lesson Plan: Causes of the Revolutionary War

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to identify the new laws and policies imposed under King George III's "New Colonial Policy," which included taxation without representation. Students will describe reasons for growing tensions between colonists and England, and evaluate causes for the colonists’ movement to the Revolutionary War. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »