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Magic Tree House Research Guide #11: American Revolution

by Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce (Author)

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Summary: This book taught about the American Revolution from when the British controlled the 13 colonies, all the way to George Washington becoming president. The story was easy to read, and the great illustrations made learning about the revolution fun. The book told about the living and working environments of families, and important people who helped make our country what it is today. It also related with children be showing what they wore, what kind of education they received, and when they had to start working.
  Megan_Drews | Feb 15, 2016 |
I thoroughly enjoyed "American Revolution" for a variety of reasons. The book is tremendously engaging. Readers read about the causes and result of the American Revolution. For example, students read about the formation of the 13 colonies, The Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea Party, The Declaration of Independence, Lexington and Concord, and many more. Each significant event is described in great detail in grade-level vocabulary. Readers also learn about the education in the 1700s, men and women who played roles in the American Revolution, and the many different flags that were seen throughout the colonies. In addition, readers are kept engaged in the margins of the book where facts of each event can be located. For example, in the section describing the events of The Boston Tea Party there are facts such as, “Coffee became popular when the colonists gave up tea” and, “it was never known who yelled the order to fire”. Each fact informs students of engaging facts that they may not have known about. American Revolution also uses many illustrations. The illustrations very much so enhance the story. Illustrations, such as the map found on page 19 or the list of colonial weapons, help to provide concrete visual aids for readers. I also enjoyed this chapter book due to the fact that the characters are believable because the characters are clearly describes and easy to picture. The big idea of this chapter book, American Revolution, is to inform readers about the hardships and facts of each event that occurred during the American Revolution which happen many years ago on the East Coast of the United States. ( )
  MackenzieYee | Feb 5, 2016 |
This book is about how America was established beginning with the 13 colonies, the formation of the towns and lands, and their life there. It goes into the people's daily tasks, what they wore, all of the mini wars fought and documents signed. It talks about the ride of Paul Revere, weapons used, the different flags, the Declaration of Independence, and the importance of war for our freedom. It gives lots of illustrations and fun facts to help kids be able to relate to what actually happened better. This could be a great lesson plan were kids take a time period from this book, make their costume, their script, and paint a setting and then perform a mini play infront of the class about one of the important events that happened in the book. The theme of this book is war, culture, and history.
  ashleyhill2012 | Mar 11, 2013 |
I wish I had had this great novel when I was in grade school! Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce do a wonderful job summarizing the details before, during and after the American Revolution. The guide is written so even a seven year-old can understand the main points and important people who helped shape our country. In the back of the book it even has a timeline, tips on how to do more research (where to go, choosing materials, how to write in your own words instead of copying) and other resources with more details on the American Revolution (library, websites, museums, videos). This is fantastic because the book only skims the surface of the events and people. ( )
  jverke | Mar 10, 2013 |
This is a great companion the the fiction book Revolutionary War on Wednesday by the same author. This is at a reading level I feel comfortable that all my students could read independently. Possibly used to tie in Literacy with the social studies study.
  HollyBrunner | Jan 18, 2008 |
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Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie!
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday, they had lots of questions. What was it like to live in colonial times? Why did the stamp Act make the colonists so angry? Who were the Minutemen? What happened at the Boston Tea Party? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

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Presents a picture of life in colonial America and reviews the causes and major events of the American Revolution.

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