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. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on the Revolutionary War where you can learn about the events that led up to the signing.
This site has a timeline of the events in 1777 relating to the drafting of the document. Click on "Objects in Exhibition" to see images of two documents written by Jefferson. NOTE: The site leads to websites with discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.)
Read short biographies about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence. Some text may be difficult for younger readers. NOTE: The site leads to websites with discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.)
These sites are about the Revolutionary War and the various causes. The reading level is for middle school students. Includes paintings and examples of political cartoons from the Revolutionary period to the present. There is interactive role-playing and other games.
This eThemes Resource focuses on the major events leading up to the American Revolution. The reading level is for elementary students. Learn about the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, Proclamation of 1763, and more. Includes timelines, maps, and games. An eThemes Resource on biographies of people involved in the Revolutionary War is attached as well as the middle school resource on the war.