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The Battle of Bennington: An American Victory--Supplementary Resources

By looking at The Battle of Bennington: An American Victory, students learn about some of the many groups that fought on both sides of the American Revolution. They also come to appreciate that the Revolution was not just a contest between American Patriots and British soldiers, but, in some places, a bitter civil war. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

Lighting Freedom's Flame
The National Park Service created a Web page celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the American Revolution. The site includes a Revolutionary War timeline, information on units of the National Park Service related to the Revolutionary War, a bibliography showing highlights from the vast literature on the Revolution, and links to many related sites.

Saratoga National Historical Park
Saratoga National Historical Park is a unit of the National Park System. Visit the park's web page to find information on the decisive battle that took place three months after the Battle of Bennington. Burgoyne's surrender after his defeat here marked a turning point in the Revolution. The Teaching with Historic Places program also features an online lesson plan titled, Saratoga: The Tide Turns on the Frontier.

Fort Stanwix National Monument
Fort Stanwix National Monument is a unit of the National Park System. The park's web page includes a travel guide to the Oriskany Battlefield. This battle also contributed to the failure of Burgoyne's Campaign to divide the Colonies. The Teaching with Historic Places program features an online lesson plan titled, The Battle of Oriskany: "Blood Shed a Stream Running Down."

National Register of Historic Places'
Central Vermont Travel Itinerary

The National Register of Historic Places' on-line travel itinerary featuring Central Vermont provides information on Vermont's history in an essay complimenting a list of historic sites from the central part of the state.

The Public Broadcasting Service program Liberty! has a web page for information on colonial life, international connections, and the military experience. It also includes "The Road to Revolution," an interactive game in which a virtual colonist moves through most of the major battles of the Revolution, including Saratoga.

Library of Congress
Search the American Memory Collection for primary written and visual documents relating to the Revolutionary War, including early printed versions of the Declaration of Independence.

U. S. Army Center of Military History
The Historical Resources Branch Web page contains bibliographies on specialized topics related to the conduct of the war, including material on Loyalists and on the Germans.


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