Beginning with the Stamp Act that angered the patriots, readers meet George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other historical figures, and learn about the documents and battles that kept the fight for freedom alive. Each striking illustration introduces readers to the people, places, and events that gave birth to our nation.
Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities, Primary Sources, Worksheets
Duration: 10 minutes
Date Posted: 4/2/2012
Louisa Susannah Wells was a female colonist who was loyal to King George III, who was banished from America and returned to England after the War of Independence. Listen to a dramatic reading of her narrative, and then study the supporting primary sources to answer the discussion questions. This resource is part of a series called “Life at Sea: 1680 to 1806,” which includes five perspectives on maritime life in the colonial period and early America.
This resource includes a teacher guide, student worksheet, downloadable audio, images of supporting primary sources, and discussion questions.