[Surfnetkids: 21 June 2006] American Revolution

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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Need Ink?
3. Weekly Topic: American Revolution
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management


#1. June 21, 2006

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

I was at Caltech last week, as my son got admitted from the wait list, and I saw a t-shirt that said
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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
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#3. American Revolution

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/american_revolution.htm

American Revolution Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/american_revolution.pdf

After Britain’s expensive victory in the French and Indian War of 1754 – 1763, the crown decided to recoup some of the costs of defending the colonies by taxing the colonists. The colonists were outraged at the tax, but unlike their British counterparts, had no elected representatives in Parliament. “Taxation without representation is tyranny,” became a battle cry. Each year at this time, we celebrate the colonists’ victory and the birth of our nation. Happy Independence Day!

The American Revolution
http://www.theamericanrevolution.org/
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Nicely organized into Battles, Important People, Historical Events, Historical Documents and a Timeline, this site has lots of concise American Revolution information for homework and school reports. Best clicks are transcripts of many primary source documents, such as George Washington’s first inaugural address and Patrick Henry’s famous “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech.

Loyalty or Liberty?
http://www.history.org/History/teaching/revolution/loyalty.html
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It’s the summer of 1775, and you are a slave belonging to a staunch Loyalist. As you travel through this text-based role-playing game, you will gather secrets from both the Patriots and Loyalists. Your mission is to gather as much information as you can from both sides of the conflict, and to take a position. As a black slave, is it in your best interest to support the revolutionary ideas of the Patriots, or to back the King’s rule?

The History Place: American Revolution
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/
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This easy-to-peruse time line starts with the early explorers (“1000 A.D. – Leif Ericson, a Viking seaman, explores the east coast of North America and sights Newfoundland, establishing a short-lived settlement there.”) and continues to the early years of our new nation (“July 10, 1790 – The House of Representatives votes to locate the national capital on a ten square-mile site
along the Potomac, with President George Washington choosing the exact location.”) Don’t miss their Five Tips on writing a better history report.

… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: American Revolution.

#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us

Do you know of a great American Revolution site that we didn’t include? Click here to submit a site review.

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#5. Note from a Reader

Barb,
I was surfing for games for a family reunion and came across your site. It was very enjoyable of all the things I found and would like to share with other families that want good things for their children. It has been fun browsing through your site.
Thank you for doing this.
April

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#6. Related Games

American Flag Scrambler
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American Flag Screensaver
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More American Flag Games
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(Learn how to make kids games just like these with my How to Add Games to Your Site step-by-step manual.)

#7. Quote of the Week


“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 1882) American essayist, thinker and poet

Click here for more on Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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