Heroes of the Revolution

Heroes of the Revolution From spying on the British to rescuing fallen soldiers on the battlefield these twelve men and women stand as unforgettable heroes of Revolutionary War David A Adler s lively anecdotes and Don Smith

  • Title: Heroes of the Revolution
  • Author: David A. Adler
  • ISBN: 9780823420179
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • From spying on the British to rescuing fallen soldiers on the battlefield, these twelve men and women stand as unforgettable heroes of Revolutionary War David A Adler s lively anecdotes and Don Smith s bold paintings present a dozen figures whose courage and determination to seek freedom were indomitable in their own time, and remain a shining example in our own.

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    1. In my opinion, Heroes of the Revolution is a nice book for children and adults to read together. It contains one-page snippets from the lives of twelve patriots of the Revolutionary War, highlighting the events, quotes and achievements that they are most well-known for. What I liked about the book was that it features both men and women, as well as the very famous such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson alongside lesser-known, but no less important figures such as Lydia Darragh and Haym S [...]

    2. Another book I loved! I am really into true stories lately and I don't have a lot of time to read so these page long glimpses into amazing people are refreshing to me. I especially liked the story of Lydia Darragh (1729-1789). "Lydia was a small woman, just five feet tall (just like me). Her neighbors knew her as a mother of five and a nurse. Few people knew that she was a spy for the Continental army." It goes on to say that she hid in a linen closet and spied on the British officers, who used [...]

    3. Short one-page biographies are accompanied by a facing portrait in this introduction to key players in the Revolutionary War. Some are very familiar like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, some not so much like Haym Salomon and Deborah Sampson. A couple of women and African Americans are included for balance. I was glad to find bios for Nathan Hale, John Paul Jones and Ethan Allen, who are often forgotten.An excellent introduction and accompaniment to an American History unit.

    4. Cheesy, short synopses about several Revolutionary War "heroes." I use it during our My Brother Sam is Dead unit to stir up controversy. I read the short description of Crispus Attuck's acts and ask the kids to respond in writing, "Was he a HERO?" They are always divided, but the piece has just the right amount of details to support both opinions. I have a lot of fun with this, and no other text has been quite as perfect for this task. LOW reading level.

    5. Thisis a childnren's picture book that has short biographies of different people during the American Revolution. It shows people that are usually not talked about but that were very important to this moment in history. I would use this book as a resource for a historical characters projects. The students could get all the information that they need in a way they could easily understand.

    6. This book is very interesting. It has a one page description about each of the heroes it descusses. Very easy to read and important for the kids to read and learn about what people did to make sure they are free today.

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