American Revolution Jackdaw
The hands-on history in this Jackdaw takes your students from the Boston Tea Party to Bunker Hill and the struggle to field and fund our army. Hands-on documents include a handbill persuading British soldiers to desert, a proclamation by King George III ordering his subjects to fast, a 1783 issue of the South Carolina Gazette, early American home-made money, and a fund raising lottery ticket. Historian: David Johnson. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:
- Tea, Tax and Trouble
- Gentleman Johnny
- The Old Fox
- The World Turned Upside Down
- The Big Country
- Letter from colonist to East India Co., London, about the Boston Tea Party.
- Plan of Boston and Bunker Hill, scene of the first battles.
- Proclamation by George III ordering his subjects to fast.
- Original Declaration of Independence with notes.
- Declaration of Independence, drawn by Congress in 1776.
- Resolve of Congress giving Washington power to raise forces and make people accept American paper money.
- Lieutenant Digbys Journal pages from a young officer.
- Letter from General Heath to General Burgoyne about the behavior of British soldiers in captivity.
- Letter from General Washington to Governor Clinton.
- An issue of the South Carolina Gazette, published in 1783.
- Commission posting Benjamin Hopkins as an officer to a regiment commanded by Seth Warner.
- Early American paper money.
- Lottery ticket printed to help raise money for the war.
- American handbill to persuade British soldiers to desert.
- Order of Battle drawn by George Washington, 1777.
- Capt. Cooleys note authorizing provisions for scouts.
- Reconnaissance order giving instructions for a mission.
- Map of the battlefields of the American Revolution.
- Study Guide / Lesson Plan Reproducible Activities