Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Homeschoolers – are you studying the American Revolution?

If the American Revolution is part of your plan of study for this year, then I think you’ll find this information very helpful to you!  FYI: On October 19, 1781, the British troops surrendered to General George Washington at Yorktown, giving up any chance of winning the Revolutionary Way.

“Life, liberty, and…”
Are you a history buff? A student? A teacher?
Test Your Knowledge on The American Revolution Center’s Retooled Website

Kids, parents, teachers, and others interested in American history will find lots to enjoy on The American Revolution Center’s new website. It features an interactive timeline that allows you to virtually “handle” objects from the Center’s collection, a reading list, a searchable database of lesson plans, video podcasts, and the opportunity to test your knowledge about the American Revolution. By answering demographic questions, you can compare your answers with others who have taken the quiz.

  • Do women know more about American history than men?
  • Does political affiliation impact results?
  • What generation knows the most about the American Revolution?

Find out by taking the survey and share your results on Facebook and Twitter.

Questions include:

  • What are the inalienable rights stated in the Declaration of Independence?
  • What are the opening words to the U.S. Constitution?
  • Which document outlines the division of powers between the states and the federal government?

Visit to take the quiz and find out more about why we now enjoy the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!

The American Revolution Center is a non-partisan, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to engaging the public in the history and enduring legacy of the American Revolution. The Center is establishing The Museum of the American Revolution in historic Philadelphia.


Tricia from Return to Disney said...

Thanks for posting this Heidi! We're smack in the middle of the American Revolution right now - I'll let the kids check this out during their downtime today :)

Jodi said...

Cool resource! Thanks for sharing Heidi - I love studying American History. My kids like history too, woo hoo...way better than they do math or anything else. LOL

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