The American Revolution, largely influenced by the Enlightenment period, is considered the beginning of the Age of Revolution. Then came the French Revolution, Irish Rebellion, Haitian Revolution, Napoleonic Wars, and civil unrest in Spain and Germany. Shortly after the War of 1812, European powers came together to form the Holy Alliance in an attempt to restore the monarchies and prevent future unrest. Less than a decade later, there were uprisings in Italy, Greece, Spain, and Portugal. The working class would no longer sit back, and around the world they began to demand more rights.
The Age of Revolution also includes the Industrial Revolution – this is when mass production in factories replaced hand-made goods, led to the growth of cities, birthed consumerism, and eventually led to the transportation revolution.
American Revolution Resources
- We Were There at the Boston Tea Party
- With Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys
- The Battle of Lexington and Concord
- We Were There with Washington at Yorktown
- The Hamilton-Burr Duel
- Johnny Tremain & Faces of the Revolution
- Eli Whitney (colonial inventor)
Take a Virtual Field Trip
- New Hampshire / Fort at 4
- Cornwall Iron Furnace
- Fort Ticonderoga
- Valley Forge
- Jamestown / Yorktown
Hands-On / Funschool Learning
- Colonial Christmas
- Bricks Through the Ages
- Independence Day Celebration
- Notebooking Pages
- Benjamin Franklin online unit study
- Fourth of July online unit study
World Event Unit Studies
- US Constitution
- Government & Finance
- Animal Farm online unit study
- Farenheit 451 online unit study
- For more resources, check out Expansion, Independence, and War! It covers both American and world history. Students will learn about major conflicts in American history, spanning from the French and Indian War to the September 11 terror attacks.
- The American Revolution course introduces elementary and middle school students to the key battles and players of the Revolutionary War and incorporates history, geography, reading, critical thinking and analysis, and cursive writing throughout.
- From the discovery of the New World to the end of the American Revolution, let Dave Stotts take your family on a Drive Thru History. Join him as he takes you to the places where America was born, shares facts about history you have never heard, and has a great deal of fun along the way. Plus, enjoy a special set of worksheets only available here! Find out more about Drive Thru History…