This exciting resource is packed with ideas to help you make learning about the American Revolution meaningful and exciting for your students. You'll find fascinating background information, riveting primary source materials, reproducible and hands-on mapping activities, easy and creative project ideas, a read-aloud play, and lots of literature and Internet links. 72 pages.
Grades 4 - 8
Extension Activity: Investigate a Spy Have students research the names of Revolutionary War spies on either side. (These names include Nathan Hale, Lydia Darragh, and Emily Geiger for the Patriots; and Benedict Arnold, Rebecca Shoemaker, Ann Bates, John Andre, and Lorenda Holmeson for the British.) Students should consider what made these spies act the way they did. Then, using this information, invite students to write a defense of their actions from their point of view!