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War for Independence
Here are the high points in the battles of the American Revolution: John Paul Jones on the sea, the Battle of Saratoga, the Battle of Monmouth, the hit-and-run fighting of Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion and the Battle of Yorktown. But this book also highlights the role women and blacks played in George Washington’s military campaigns against the British. This funny, colorful graphic novel will excite reluctant readers, prepare students for standardized tests in history and help homeschooling parents!
Things get confusing when the shooting at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, starts the American Revolution in 1775. Who is on whose side? Many Americans want to fight for their rights, but many other Americans still support the English king. And many people from the British Isles argue against their own king and in favor of the American colonists in this civil war over rights and taxes. One of those people is a Scotsman who sneaks into the colonies just before war begins . . .
John Paul Jones includes the following topics:
How did Jones sneak into America?
Chapter 2: Revolutionary Women
The American Revolution is fought in the front yards of America. Many men fight for George Washington only when the battles come near their own farms. In other families, the women are left by themselves to defend the food that will keep the two armies moving. The fact that the war is so close to home is one of the colonists’ advantages – and their greatest danger . . .
Revolutionary Women includes the following topics:
Who defended the colonial homefront?
Chapter 3: The Battle Of Saratoga (Grade 5)
The war for independence is looking like a war for survival. General George Washington has so far escaped any crushing defeats. There have been no big victories either. As Washington carefully guides his army between the big cities of New York and Philadelphia, a British army in Canada makes a bold push toward him through the New York woods. If the British can take the Hudson River valley, they can cut Washington off from all his New England supporters . . .
Battle of Saratoga includes the following topics:
What began the Battle of Saratoga?
Chapter 4: South To Yorktown
The British decide the war will end if they destroy the southern crop that pays for the colonists’ gunpowder: tobacco. Lord Cornwallis leads the redcoats on a campaign across the Carolinas. A few ragtag colonials led by Francis Marion, “The Swamp Fox,” nip at his supply lines. Cornwallis turns north to Virginia and settles at a small port town called Yorktown . . .
Battle of Yorktown includes the following topics:
Why were the British at Yorktown?
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