April 30, 2017

Primary Source Learning: American Revolution Primary Source Set

The horse America, throwing his master

Have students use the primary sources in this set to tell a story about the American Revolution. The story may be in digital or print form and could be nonfiction, fiction, poetry, or even a song. Click on each thumbnail image below to access the full size primary source. You may also use this primary set for a found poetry activity (click the previous link). Be sure to take a look at other American revolution lesson plans (see below). For more primary source sets and other teaching and learning resources by time period, access the U.S. History by Time Period themed link set.

Massacre, King Street Boston March 5, 1770

Massacre, King Street Boston March 5, 1770

Destruction of tea at Boston Harbor

Destruction of tea at Boston Harbor

Troop Engagement Between Boston & Concord (1775)

Troop Engagement Between Boston & Concord (1775)

Patrick Henry, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"

Patrick Henry, “Give me liberty, or give me death!”

The Battle of Lexington

The Battle of Lexington

Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga

Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga

"Original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence

“Original Rough draught” of the Declaration of Independence

Yankee Doodle 1776

Yankee Doodle 1776

Burning of New York

Burning of New York

Washington Crossing the Delaware

Washington Crossing the Delaware

Molly Pitcher the Heroine of Monmouth

Molly Pitcher the Heroine of Monmouth

Burgoyne's Surrender at Saratoga

Burgoyne’s Surrender at Saratoga

Merchants & Traders: Repeal the Import Tax

Merchants & Traders: Repeal the Import Tax

To His Excellency George Washington

To His Excellency George Washington

Letter from Phillis Wheatley to Dear Obour (1774)

Letter from Phillis Wheatley to Dear Obour

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No Stamped Paper to Be Had

No Stamped Paper to Be Had

American Revolution lesson plans

The Declaration of Independence: Created Equal?

The Declaration of Independence: From Rough Draft to Proclamation

George Washington: First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen

Political Cartoons: Finding Point of View

Primary source sets by time period

Settlement primary source set

Young Nation primary source set

Expansion & Reform primary source set

Civil War & Reconstruction primary source set

Industrial America primary source set

Industrial America primary source set

Progressive Era primary source set

Great Depression & World War II Primary Source Set

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