Monday, August 12, 2013

American Revolution - Posters and Videos

This will be my third year teaching 5th grade social studies and I'm slowly making and purchasing resources.

One of the first things I picked up was the video series, Liberty's Kids. My students love this series.  We usually watch the portion of the series before we read about it in our book. The students always refer back to the movie when we are discussing people or events.  I picked up a gently used copy on eBay, but you can get it at Amazon for only $9.99. That is much cheaper that I was able to get it for!!


I will also show them the portion of America: The Story of Us that pertains to the American Revolution.  You can get it on Amazon for $15.99.


The students are usually split on which they like better but I think most of them like the cartoon the best.

Our state test always has specific people the students must know, so I made a set of posters to use in my room and listed them on TpT. You get 38 posters and 7 interactive foldable graphic organizers.


You can see all of the posters and organizers here:


If you are looking for more ideas on the American Revolution take a look at Fifth in the Middle's Linky party.
American Revolution Linky



3 comments:

  1. Thank you for linking up!! I love Liberty's Kids! Some teacher gave me the whole series BRAND NEW :) I also loved America: The Story of Us. That is a very reasonable price. I wondered if some of the American Rev episodes are too gory? I remember them showing a musket ball ripping through someone's shoulder. Pretty cool, but what did you kids think? Definitely adding it to my shopping cart, though :)

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

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    1. I think the boys definitely liked it more than the girls did. The girls got a little squeamish at times.

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  2. Amy,
    I think you are awesome at being so creative in so many different subjects. I am nominating you for a Liebster Award! check the link for more info.
    http://cmillerscience.blogspot.com/2013/08/liebster-award.html

    Caitlin

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