Is there anything more exciting to study than the American Revolution? I certainly love it and I love teaching it, so many great characters and too many biographies to possibly read in one unit. MFW provides some great reads but I thought I would offer up a few of my choice additions and supplements.
I found these History Pockets (pics 2,3,4) to make - they help to sort things out and give a sequence to events leading up to and during the Revolution.
George Washington's World is a brilliant book and I copy the black and white people pages and let the kids color all the characters while I read the assigned pages.
Benjamin Franklin - Live Wire - from the Heroes of History collection along with the Ben and Me novel written from the mouse, Amos' point of view.
Famous Figures of the American Revolution - color, cutout and put together these movable figures to make history come 'alive'
Each child made a history pocket for the pages that we will add week to week.
Movable figures cover and completed Washington and Boone.