Revolutionary War Days: Discover the Past with Exciting Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes

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Discover life in America during the Revolutionary War with dozens of exciting projects, games, and recipes.

Step back in time to 1776 America and visit with the Logan family on their farm in Virginia, and the Wentworths at their inn in Philadelphia. Join eleven-year-old Joshua Logan and twelve-year-old Peggy Wentworth as they share the excitement, adventure, and hard work of Revolutionary War days. Let Joshua and Peggy show you how to play ...

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Overview

Discover life in America during the Revolutionary War with dozens of exciting projects, games, and recipes.

Step back in time to 1776 America and visit with the Logan family on their farm in Virginia, and the Wentworths at their inn in Philadelphia. Join eleven-year-old Joshua Logan and twelve-year-old Peggy Wentworth as they share the excitement, adventure, and hard work of Revolutionary War days. Let Joshua and Peggy show you how to play their favorite games, cook up yummy recipes, and even make cool toys and crafts!

Learn to make a pair of comfy moccasins, design your own flag, play the exciting game of Siege, and taste the scrumptious flavors of the time by baking your own cranberry nut bread or delicious Independence Day shortcake. Brimming with authentic sights, tastes, and activities, Revolutionary War Days will bring the past to vivid life and take you on an exhilarating journey into a fascinating time in American history.

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Editorial Reviews

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1776 was a year historic proportion in the American Colonies. The engagements at Lexington, Concord and Boston had been followed up with the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. War with King George's forces was under way and a new world of possibilities was opening up. However, not all Americans agreed about the new directions being charted. Fully one third of the colonists remained loyal to the British king. These Loyalists, or Tories, were to provide thousands of troops to the redcoats. Native American people fought on both sides and waged a sometimes brutal war on the edges of the settled colonies. In this tempestuous era, two colonial families, the Logans of Virginia and the Wentworths of Philadelphia, must face the tests presented by the Revolution. Along with their story, the crafts and thoughts of the American Revolutionaries are presented. Featuring numerous hands-on projects, the author provides a nicely developed, experiential learning tool. Readers will be able to cook colonial food, make a tri-cornered hat, sew moccasins and engage in a number of other craft projects. Through these first hand learning opportunities children may well gain a deeper appreciation for the work and lives of people who lived in the 18th century. Part of the "American Kids in History" series. 2001, John Wiley & Sons, $12.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471393085
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Series: American Kids in History Series , #8
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 116
  • Sales rank: 702,979
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.45 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID C. KING is an award-winning author who has written over thirty books for children and young adults, including six books in this series: Civil War Days, Colonial Days, Pioneer Days, Wild West Days, Victorian Days, and World War II Days, all from Wiley. He has worked as a curriculum developer in both history and social studies, and as a high school English and history teacher.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The American Revolution, 1775-1783 1
The Logans and the Wentworths 2
The Projects and Activities 3
Chapter 1 Spring 5
Joshua in Charge 6
Hunter's Bag 7
Three-Cornered Hat 10
Jeremiah's Return 13
Cream Scones 14
New England Indian Pudding 16
Calm Days and Stormy Days 18
The Game of Patriots and Redcoats 19
Pierced-Tin Lantern 22
School Slate 25
Chapter 2 Summer 27
A New Nation 28
Stars and Stripes Flag 29
Model Liberty Bell 31
Stenciled Floorcloth 34
The First Independence Day 38
Nut Sweetmeats 39
Independence Day Shortcake 40
Joshua's First Journey 42
Home Remedies 43
A Diorama 46
Chapter 3 Autumn 49
Uncertain Times 50
Quilt Pattern Bookmark 51
Spiced Acorn Squash 54
Mr. Franklin Pays a Visit 56
Ben Franklin's Glass Harmonica 57
Papier-Mache Hand Puppets 59
School Days for Peggy 63
Tops 64
Fabric-Covered Picture Frame 66
Crewel Embroidery Pocket 69
Chapter 4 Winter 73
Saying Good-Bye 74
Pegged-Pine Planter 75
Moccasins 78
Christmas and Washington's Surprise 81
Philadelphia Pepper Pot 82
Chewy Noels 84
Looking Ahead 85
Herbal Hotplate 86
A Patriot Tea Party 88
Pennsylvania Dutch Valentine 91
Glossary 93
Bibliography 97
Index 99
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