Treasure trove of Revolutionary War primary source documents
History fans will enjoy the rich collection found in the mini-archive, but student will often prefer the easier to understand lecture or textbook. However, this websites offers students a chance to BE historians by doing what historians actually do: delve into sources to draw conclusions. For many US History standardized tests - including AP - ability to read and infer based off primary sources is vital for success.
How I Use It
The Rag Linen blog has evolved into beforehistory.com with a print book. Lesson plans and ideas can be found under the "Reporting the Revolutionary War" and a mini-archive.
Additional ways to use the images:
Warm-ups: have students examine the primary sources that apply to that unit's content
Webquests: make the website part of a webquest or ask students to create their own webquests using this as a possible site