From the Revolution through the Civil War, enjoy the history of America the way it was meant to be shared!
Jump right into American history feet first and head for an adventure that is much more memorable and interesting than dry condensed, and predigested textbook material. Launching into the era of colonial America, we first learn about King George and his decision to burden the American colonists with the Stamp Act, raising taxes for his kingdom. The war with the French had put England in great debt, and now King George needed a way to raise money quickly. You might know that Americans hated the Stamp Act and that it was this act that began the American revolution against England, but did you know that the colonists could only buy the goods they needed from England, and that it was illegal for them to sell the products produced in America to any country but England? People like Patrick Henry helped change the course of America with his brave words and deeds to win our freedom, but wait until you read about all of his misadventures along the way!
Written to convey the feelings and ideas of the people of those times, these stories tell us about American history and hold our interest with chapters on Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, Nathanael Greene, John Paul Jones, Daniel Boone, George Rogers Clark, John Sevier, Robert Fulton, and more. The topics covered include the Revolutionary War, the expanding frontier, the Wilderness Road and the Erie Canal, along with the coming of trains and railroads and Samuel Morse and the telegraph.
This collection makes an excellent follow-up to Heroes of America (also in this series), with sixteen illustrated chapters, each including Internet resources for further exploration. Grades 4 - 8.
In this series of story collections, Amanda has rediscovered and rewritten stories of heroes throughout history for today's students. Unlike her unit studies, these stories simply tell the captivating tales of history's heroes in story format.
Take a peek inside this 191-page collection.