Revolutionary War: Choosing Sides
These sites have information about the loyalists and patriots and their conflicting beliefs that led up to the Revolutionary War. Two interactive sites have students choose a side. There are several primary documents, plus information about General Cornwallis and King George III. Includes links to eThemes on the Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, and Thirteen Colonies.
Liberty: The Road to Revolution
In this interactive game, you must make decisions and try answering questions correctly to decide whether you want to fight for independence. This site includes several video and audio files.
Liberty: Perspectives on the Revolution
Learn what life was like in colonial times. Learn more about the British and Patriot soldiers.
King George III Proclaims the Rebellion
Read the proclamation from England about the colonists rebelling.
Sugar Act and Stamp Act
Read about these acts from England. Why did the British impose these taxes? Can you understand from their perspective why it was necessary? Why did the colonists oppose the taxes?
This defines who the loyalists were in the American Revolution.
BBC: American Revolution
This British site discusses the American Revolution and the events leading up to it from a British point of view.
Explore this site to learn about black loyalists' contributions to the American Revolution.
This is a painting showing the surrender of Cornwallis.
This is a portrait of Charles Cornwallis, a British soldier. NOTE: The site includes an ad.
eThemes Resource: Revolutionary War: Paul Revere
This is a collection of sites about the life of Paul Revere. Includes information and a map of his famous ride to warn the militia that the British were coming. There are biographies, a poem, artwork, and a short video.
eThemes Resource: Revolutionary War: Causes
These sites focus on the major events leading up to the American Revolution. Learn about the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, the Proclamation of 1763, and more. Includes timelines, videos, and games.
eThemes Resource: Declaration of Independence
Read Thomas Jefferson's drafts and final version of the Declaration of Independence and see an image of the original document. Includes biographies on the signers, plus paintings that depict the scene.
eThemes Resource: Thirteen Colonies: Founding History
These sites are about the founding history of the first 13 colonies. Learn more about the history of each colony. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on colonial daily life.
eThemes Resource: Thirteen Colonies: Daily Life
These sites are about daily life in colonial period. Learn about the colonists' education, clothing, chores, and games. Includes online quizzes and some videos. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on the Thirteen Colonies and the Pilgrims.