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Best Websites and Apps for Lessons About the American Revolution

Students can explore diverse perspectives on the American Revolution with this collection of engaging apps, games, and websites. From clever animations and hip-hop songs to interactive time lines and primary source documents, these resources can help personalize the United States' struggle for independence and add depth to your history lessons.

Flocabulary Visit Website: http://www.flocabulary.com/
Schoolhouse Rock meets Tupac in this delightful hip-hop-based platform
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
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Ansel and Clair: Paul Revere's Ride Publisher: Cognitive Kid, Inc.
Charming play brings American Revolution to life in ways that stick
Grades 1-5
Type App
Price Free to Try
Platforms iPad
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Library of Congress Visit Website: http://www.loc.gov
Visit our largest library's online collection of multimedia goodies
Grades 1-12
Type Website
Price Free
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America's Story from America's Library Visit Website: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/
Kid-friendly tidbits of history are fun; site feels dated
Grades 2-6
Type Website
Price Free
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BrainPOP Featured Movie Publisher: BrainPOP
Incredibly engaging cartoons on a wide range of topics draw kids in
Grades 2-8
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Apps for Windows
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American Revolution by KIDS DISCOVER Publisher: KIDS DISCOVER
Interactive textbook includes diverse perspectives on U.S. history
Grades 4-8
Type App
Price $3.99
Platforms iPad
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BrainPop Visit Website: http://www.brainpop.com
Clever animated hosts Tim and Moby masterfully tackle complex topics
Grades 4-8
Type Website
Price From $220
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American Revolution Interactive Timeline for iPad Publisher: BlueCadet LLC
Give students up-close, detailed access to rare objects and artifacts
Grades 4-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
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National Archives Visit Website: http://www.archives.gov/
Access U.S. history with treasure trove of docs, genealogy, and other resources
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Mission US: For Crown or Colony? Publisher: Thirteen/WNET
First-person journey through pre-Revolutionary War America
Grades 6-8
Type Game
Price Free
Platforms Mac, Windows
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The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Visit Website: https://www.gilderlehrman.org/
Stellar history website, gateway to cool PD and scholarship
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Sutori Visit Website: http://www.sutori.com
A slick way to share knowledge via interactive timelines and stories
Grades 6-12
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Price Free, Paid
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Zinn Education Project Visit Website: https://zinnedproject.org/
Resources, lessons help teach a more inclusive version of U.S. history
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
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The Idea of America Visit Website: http://theideaofamerica.org/
High-quality digital history curriculum encourages debate
Grades 8-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
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Reporting the Revolutionary War Visit Website: http://beforehistory.com/
Lessons, videos, and historic newspapers help bring history to life
Grades 8-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Stanford History Education Group Visit Website: http://sheg.stanford.edu/home_page
High-quality, document-based lessons spark stellar historical inquiry
Grades 9-12
Type Website
Price Free
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