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1. The Colonies
Mary Pope Osborne, the author of this book, knows you enjoy Jack and Annie's adventures with the magic tree house. She wants you to learn a little more about the history behind the book, Revolutionary War on Wednesday, so she wrote this non-fiction companion.
Why are there sentences written under Jack and Annie's heads?
2. Life in the Colonies
Did you know that you can look up any word in the text of the book or the text of the questions and answers? Just click (or press on mobile devices) the word you want to define and hold until the blue text selector pops up. When you release, a define option will appear. Since it's so easy to look up words, make sure you use this feature frequently... Is there a word on this page you need to look up?
Use the Define feature to dermine the meaning of paved. What are main roads paved in today?
Can you imagine bathing being against the law?
What non-fiction text feature do you see in the illustration?
3. Trouble Begins
When some events happen another event occurs. This is a cause and effect relationship. Watch this video to learn more. (This annotation contains a video)
What causes the British to end the Stamp Act?
The last time Britian sent troops over the colonists and the troops fought. What do you think will happen this time?
Quiz for Section One
4. The Shot Heard Round the World
Be sure to read the titles of each chapter. They give you the main idea. This song explains main idea. (This annotation contains a video)
Write a paragraph explaining the ride of Paul Revere. Include the main idea, two or three supporting details, and a closing sentence restating the main idea.
Why do you think they are building the fort at night? Read on to see if your prediction is correct.
Why is George Washington chosen to lead the army?
The illustration above helps you visualize the difficulty of pulling cannons. Annie is showing you the present day equivalent of pulling a cannon.
6. The Declaration of Independence
Why are the delegates now rebels?
The events that lead up to the writing of the Declaration of Independence happen in a certain order. This video explains sequence, or the order of events. (This annotation contains a video)
You can visit the place where the Declaration of Independence was written and see the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Visit the website below about storytelling in Historic Philadelpha. (This annotation contains a link)
Quiz for Section Two
7. War in the Northeast
Sometimes you will be asked to prove an answer using text-based evidence. Watch this video to learn how to use this technique. (This annotation contains a video)
The area in Pennsylvania where Washington and his troops crossed to New Jersey is now a historic park. Visit the website below to read the history of the park. (This annotation contains a link)
What additional information do you learn from the website above about Washington's crossing? Include evidence from the website in your response.
Remember, at this time women do not have have same rights as men and they are not expected to fight in a war. Mary is the exception to the rule. (This annotation contains an image)
8. Valley Forge
How are Baron von Steuben and Marqis de Lafayette similar?
9. End of the War
You can see on the map below that the colonies and the battles are very spread out. (This annotation contains an image)
Read the following passage about the American Revolution. (You do not have to do the questions on the website.) (This annotation contains a link)
Both this novel and the article on the website above agree that __________.
Doing More Research
Did you enjoy learning about the American Revolution? If you want more information the next few pages have some resources for you.
Quiz for Section Three