Lesson Plan

Revolutionary War Timeline


Timeline activity to accompany the Ed Bearss battlefield tour video.


Students will construct an accurate timeline of ten Revolutionary War battles.


Revolutionary War Timeline

construction paper


Pre-Video Procedure (activities/discussion/lesson)
Construct a timeline of 10 Revolutionary War dates - month and year of battle as well as July 4th
Cut & past on construction paper for individual timeline

Watch video at www.nps.gov/cowp/planyourvisit/outdooractivities.htm.

Post-Video Procedure (activities/discussion/lesson)
Use sentence strips of battles, months, & years to create human timeline of 10 important dates of American Revolutionary War.
Reform student timeline as necessary



  • Percentage of accurate individual constructed timelines
  • Percentage of accurate students placing themselves in the correct order to construct a human timeline.