Grade 5
A Moment in Time
  A Continental Soldier
(Use with p. 271.)

Military life wasn't easy for soldiers in the Continental Army. Learn more about their struggles--for independence and survival--with these Internet sites.

The Battle of Bunker Hill
This site is a comprehensive resource for information about the Battle of Bunker Hill. The site offers a brief overview of the battle, and information on topics ranging from the types of battle units involved to the quality of the terrain. The site also includes an hour-by-hour chronology of the battle, an impressive collection of maps, and an online glossary.
http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/MilSci/BTSI/Hill/

The Battle of Lexington and Concord
Research the events of the Battle of Lexington and Concord at this Internet site from the Army ROTC at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. You can view battle maps, read about key British leaders and colonial Minutemen, and learn about events leading up to the skirmish.
http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/MilSci/BTSI/Lexcon/

Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution
Join the ranks of the Continental soldiers as they march toward victory. Vivid descriptions of battle scenes, difficult marches, and the terrible winter at Valley Forge bring the Revolutionary War to life. This site also includes a timeline of events before, during, and after the war.

You can use the details from this site to write a fictional account of a battle or march from a Continental soldier's perspective.
http://www.ushistory.org/march/index.html

 


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