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The American Revolution is an essential part of our nation's founding and therefore, a critical topic to teach. This page contains inquiry questions, graphic organizers, lesson plans, and much more to help teach the Revolutionary War. Use these resources in your lesson plans - or, discover new information about the people of the Revolution for yourself!

Inquiry Questions to Consider

Use these inquiry questions to spark analysis while teaching about the American Revolution:

  • What were the primary causes of the Revolution, and why were the Continentals favored to lose?
  • How did the Revolution shape individuals, families, and communities?
  • What are alliances, and why were they essential in the Revolutionary War? Who served as the Continental Army's allies?
  • Why did George Washington resign his military commission, and what is the importance of that action?


This infographic provides information on the American Revolution and individuals affected by the war. 

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Suggested Activities

These scaffolded activities for Elementary, Middle, and High School Grades provide quick, grab-and-go suggestions to implement into your lesson plans.

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Lesson Plans

These lesson plans are centered on the American Revolution. Use them in your next history lesson or bookmark for future reference!

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