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Navigate the COLLECTION by moving from THEME to SECTION to PRIMARY RESOURCE.

The COLLECTION is divided into five THEMES.

The five themes used in the American Revolution: 1763-1791.

Each THEME contains seven to nine numbered SECTIONS, structured around a set of Framing Questions.

Shown, SECTIONS from the War THEME.

Each SECTION presents a group of PRIMARY RESOURCES, as well as:
  • introductory notes,
  • classroom discussion questions, and
  • supplemental links.

PRIMARY RESOURCES presented in this SECTION (three PDF documents) are shown at right.

Hundreds of PRIMARY RESOURCES are available in this COLLECTION, all with introductory notes and discussion questions.
  • narratives & memoirs
  • diaries & journals
  • personal correspondence
  • newspaper reports & editorials
  • letters to the editor
  • pamphlet debates ("paper wars")
  • essays & book selections
  • drama & satire
  • poetry & song
  • allegories & short stories
  • paintings & drawings
  • broadsides & posters
  • political cartoons
  • rebus puzzles
  • sermons
  • contemporary histories
  • military orders & reports
  • petitions & appeals
  • declarations & resolutions
  • government formation documents

  • are thoroughly annotated in sidebars and footnotes
  • include illustrative images
  • are presented in PDF format for easy photocopying and classroom projection

  • a guide to classroom use
  • collection developers
  • a guide to discussing art
  • all contents listed by theme and genre