This text examines life in 1776 America during Revolutionary War days and follows two fictional families through the first year of the war. These families, the Logans of Virginia and the Wentworths of Philadelphia, each represent a different side of the war. The Logans are staunch patriots while the Wentworths are Loyalists who wish the Continental Army would go home and make peace. This wonderful book takes the Revolutionary War out of history and right into your living room! Go along with eleven-year-old Joshua Logan as he assumes his father's duties while Jeremiah is off on business or attend class at the famed Miss Carter's in Philadelphia with twelve-year-old Peggy Wentworth. You will learn how to make a three-cornered hat, the game of patriots and redcoats, homemade toothpaste, and school slates. While in Philadelphia, readers can visit the Wentworths' lodging house where, if they are lucky, they can catch a glimpse of a famous friend, Benjamin Franklin! Peggy will help you to make papier-mache hand puppets, crewel embroidery pockets, and make Philadelphia Pepper Pot, a hearty stew made by General Washington's cook to boost the troops' morale during the harsh winter.
Each two-page spread offers instructions, historical background, and pictorials for each activity. A terrific hands-on accompaniment for your American History study or for the budding historian in your family! This 112-page book is for children ages 8-12. Help your child paint a mental picture of the time, place, or event in history with books from the American Kids in History series, which are available from Alpha Omega Publications. Your homeschool child will have great fun with these activities from the Revolutionary War period, so don't delay. Order Revolutionary War Days from Alpha Omega Publications today!
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