Revolutionary War: Battle of Bunker Hill
These sites are about the Battle of Bunker Hill, one of the first major battles of the American Revolution. Learn how the battle was fought and why it was important. There are maps, pictures, primary source documents, videos, and more. Also included are two eThemes resources on the Revolutionary War.
Now We Art At War
Students learn about the events surrounding the Battle of Bunker Hill with this lesson plan which includes readings, maps, images, and activities.
Library of Congress: Today in History
The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on June 17, 1775. Read about the battle and view primary source documents from the library's collection on this website.
Library of Congress: Maps of Bunker Hill
View period maps of Bunker Hill and the surrounding area.
Map of Bunker Hill
Here is an easy-to-read black and white map of the battle. Includes a link to a printable PDF file version.
This song was composed by a British Officer the day after the Battle.
The Decisive Day Has Come
See a timeline of events, read contemporary letters and manuscripts, biographical sketches, and more about the battle.
View this engraved image of the battle by John Trumbull. You can zoom in to see details.
Read newspaper accounts of the battle from 1775. Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image. NOTE: This site links to YouTube.
A Brave and Gallant Soldier
Read about Salem Poor, who was honored for his bravery in battle. This is a two-page PDF file.
Patriots of Color at the Battle of Bunker Hill
Students can learn about the patriots of color who fought at Bunker Hill in this lesson plan. This is a 21-page PDF file.
eThemes Resource: Revolutionary War: Elementary School
These sites for elementary students 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. There are links to other eThemes Resources about the Revolutionary War and the U.S. Constitution.
eThemes Resource: 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.