Early American History Movies and More!

October 4th, 2007 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
Archiving Early America

A message from ClickSchooling list member Sharon Jacksack, convinced me to feature this website again. We had previously reviewed it in 2002, and it has been updated substantially since that time. Sharon wrote, “This Website is a new discovery for me. They have free Flash movies of major milestones of the American Revolution that are really quite good. Plus, they have maps, portraits, and documents to really flesh out a study of the American Revolution.”

When you get to the landing page, you will see an introduction to this website that uses primary source materials to provide insight into the people and events that shaped early American history. You’ll also see a list of the most popular resources archived on the site. Use the menu on the left side of the screen to explore:

  • Freedom Documents – The Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
  • World Of Early America – Find out how America got its name, meet some of the notable women of the era, and read some obituaries of notable characters of the time.
  • Lives of Early Americans – Read the biographies of Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Boone, Paul Revere, and more.
  • Maps – See maps of the 13 colonies as well as battlefields and other settlements.
  • Milestone Events – Learn about The Whiskey Rebellion, Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense,” The Louisiana Purchase and other defining events in early American history.
  • Portraits – Read about the lives of people who were prominent in early American history including Samuel Adams, Benedict Arnold, King George III, Thomas Jefferson, and more. The pictures here are of engravings made from original paintings.
  • Games – Test your knowledge of early American history with quizzes and crossword puzzles.
  • Music – Listen to the music and read the lyrics of songs that were popular during The French and Indian War, The Revolutionary War, The War of 1812, and more.
  • Movies – Watch a series of films that highlight notable people and historic events including the lives of George Washington and Molly Pitcher.

There is a wealth of material in these archives — a real treasure trove for those with an interest in early American history.


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