Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Target Vocabulary: abolish, America, bill, colony, declaration, freedom, independence, liberty, loyalist, minutemen, nation, patriot, patriotic, revolution, rights, slave, slavery, struggle, tax, war, Yankee Doodle
Building on themes from my lesson about life in colonial times, I expanded a historical timeline by transitioning into a week-long theme of life during the Revolutionary War. I approached it by helping my son understand the basis for the war: freedom and independence from British rule. Topics discussed included:
Critical Thinking: After concluding the lesson, ask the child: “In what way do you think we gained freedom and independence from British rule?” as that was the main objective. This will help build an understanding of goals, objectives and results in terms of wars, which can be expanded into a lesson about whether wars are necessary and/or effective.