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Why did guys in powdered wigs argue over a breakfast beverage?!?! Chester the Crab shows the road to the American Revolution – how money arguments became political arguments and then became shooting arguments. The colonial conflict begins in the French and Indian War, then moves to the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party and finally follows Paul Revere towards the writing of the Declaration of Independence. This funny, colorful graphic novel will excite reluctant readers, prepare students for standardized tests in history and help homeschooling parents!
British redcoats march into the North American woods many years before 1776. This French and Indian War is a fight to see which empire will control North America. Will it be the French and their American Indian friends or will it be the British and their American colonists? The leaders and lessons of this war will soon lead to another war in these woods . . .
French and Indian War includes the following topics:
How did the French and Indian War begin?
Chapter 2: The Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party includes the following topics:
Why were colonists sweet on tea?
Sources: The Boston Tea Party by Walter Oleksy, 1993; The Boston Tea Party in American History by Mary Hull, 1999; The Shoemaker and the Tea Party by Alfred Young, 1999; Colonial Williamsburg magazine, Spring 1996; Grolier Encyclopedia
Chapter 3: Paul Revere, Rider
Paul Revere, Rider includes the following topics:
Where did patriot Paul Revere live?
Chapter 4: A Declaration!
A Declaration! includes the following topics:
Who was the 1st Continental Congress?
Sources: Colonial Williamsburg magazine, Winter 1992-93; Colonial Williamsburg magazine, Spring 1993; Colonial Williamsburg magazine, Spring 1996; Britannica.com; Daily Press newspaper, Newport News, VA, June 13, 1999
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