Concepts for Kids
1. The Revolutionary War was fought by thirteen North American colonies so they could form their own country.
2. It started in 1775 and lasted for eight years. Tens of thousands of people died as a result of the war.
3. George Washington was the American general in charge of fighting the war.
4. The Revolutionary War showed that people are willing to risk their lives so they can be free.
Schoolhouse Rock video
Videos from Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Revolution Museum
Interactives and Games for Kids
Kids Encyclopedia Facts and Photos
Read About the American Revolution
Read About the Sons of Liberty
by Jean Marzollo
Skip the forward and go straight to the text of the story.
Kids Discover: Revolutionary Women
KIds Discover is a monthly publication where each issues addresses one topic.
Using text comprehensible to 10 year olds and up, photographs, artwork, detailed captions, and puzzles, this issue explores the roles women played in the Revolutionary War.
The American Revolution Explained for Kids
by Keith Goodman
This book contains short explanations of the events that led to the Revolutionary War, descriptions of the significant battles, lists of major figures in the war, and other information about it, including a glossary. It informs but is not a captivating narrative.