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The Trenton and Princeton campaigns were major American victories in the Revolutionary War. They both involved compromise, leadership, and quick decision making. Use these resources to teach the Battles of Trenton and Princeton and the video The Winter Patriots: A Revolutionary War Tale!

Inquiry Questions to Consider

Use these inquiry questions to spark analysis while viewing the film.

  • What was the role of morale in the American Revolution? How did morale affect the outcomes of battles?
  • Why is communication important, especially amongst leaders and their advisors?
  • How do pamphlets, writings, and letters play a role in society?
  • What was the significance in Washington's victory? 
  • Why would this particular group of soldiers be called the "winter patriots?"

Interactive Timeline

Use this timeline to explore different events in the American Revolution

Explore the Timeline

Interactive Map

Click the link to explore a map depicting the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. The map includes the number of British losses and lists where different events occurred within the battles.

Explore the Map

Graphic Organizers

These graphic organizers are meant to provide opportunities to record thoughts, questions, and ideas. Click below to view graphic organizers!

Graphic Organizers

Vocabulary Terms

Use these handouts to help clarify complex words and concepts while discussing the Battles of Trenton and Princeton.

Vocabulary Terms


Download the transcript of The Winter Patriots: A Revolutionary War Tale to help view and plan with the film.

Download the Transcript

Watch the Winter Patriots

Learn how Washington successfully defeated the British and Hessains at the Battles of Trenton and Princeton.

This project was funded through a grant approved by the Americana Corner Preserving America Grant Program