Famous Figures of the American Revolution
In government schools, history tends to be a read-only subject. Thankfully, however, your homeschooled children have options. If you have a child who dreads reading but loves art and drama, the Famous Figures series is the perfect history supplement for her.
Each meticulous Figures of the American Revolution illustration is based on authentic paintings and sculptures. Easy-to-assemble colored characters are printed on heavy cardstock with perforated pages for trouble-free removal. Cut out the figures, punch holes where directed, attach some common fasteners, and your Famous Figures of the American Revolution characters are ready to take center stage as your child reenacts momentous events in American history.
If your student is an avid artist, she will be pleased to discover that a colorable version of each figure is also included on the same sturdy cardstock. Fill in each Famous Figures of the American Revolution character to be as realistic or exotic as you wish.
Famous Figures of the American Revolution includes figures of Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, Molly Pitcher, George Washington, John Adams, Daniel Boone, and a soldier of the Continental Army. A detailed biography section provides key information about the revolutionary characters. A companion reading list for each figure is included for parent/teacher read-alouds and independent readers.
Author: Cathy Diez-Luckie
Number of Pages: 48
Publisher: Figures in Motion
Year of Publication: 2011
Age Recommendation: 9-12 years
Awards and Endorsements:
Mom's Choice Gold Award
2009 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child Magazine
Bronze Medal in the 2009 Independent Book Publishers Awards
2009 Dr. Toy Best Classic Toy Award
2009 IndieFab Award Finalist
Independent Book Publishers Association - Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist
2009 Family Choice Award
review by Mama Smiles
”This activity makes the American Revolution characters they will read about in history books throughout their lives accessible.”Read the Review
review by So Every Day
”After the reading was completed and the figures were all assembled – everyone enjoyed a rather jolly good time with the figures – dancing Molly Pitcher and posing Thomas Jefferson.”Read the Review
review by Flanders Family Homelife
”I’m thinking I should mount the finished figures to sticks and let the kids put on a puppet show based on what we’ve been studying in our history lessons.”Read the Review
Great hands on activity to give a break to my can't-sit-still 4th grader. Helps us stay on the subject while letting the fidgety hands do this while we talk.
These are so fun! I throw in a YouTube video to go along with these while we are building the dolls.
A fun approach to history.
My daughter enjoys these, and is getting through them faster than she did the ancient ones a few years ago (there's lots of detailed cutting involved). They work well for when we're reading. There are blank ones, in case you want to color them yourself, and pre-colored ones, which is what we've mostly used. As someone else posted, it would be nice if they were perforated, instead of needing all the cutting, but I guess you can't have everything.
Such a fun addition to our history studies. Children get to cut out and assemble these historic characters. You will need to purchase brass style brads to assemble.
We really enjoy these booklets/activities. While I read to them from the Story of the world, they are busy assembling a person that was a key figure in the era I am reading about. It's nice that they have both the colored version and one where they get to design their own...
The paper is durable enough to withstand handling, which is important with kids!