American Revolution Interactive Timeline

A chamber door handle from the house George Washington lived in as president. A plate from the English battleship Guerriere. A document that details a disabled soldier’s pension. Docent-narrated videos detailing the history and importance of an artifact. Objects, artifacts, and primary source documents from the American Revolution Museum, arranged in a timeline format, are available for viewers to examine with this resource.  

5th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 4 Downloads
App Overview

Steps to Get Started:

  • Move forward or backward from 1750 to 1950 by using the scroll bar at the bottom of the page
  • Tap an image or event for background information
  • An enlarged picture of the image or document will appear
  • Tap the icon at the bottom of this page
  • A box appears containing background information about the event or image 
  • A film strip image appears if a docent video is also provided
  • Tap the film strip to begin the video
  • A Back button returns viewers to the timeline.
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Instructional Ideas

Filled with primary source materials, the timeline could be used to trigger research projects or discussions about how historians use artifacts to document history.

Classroom Considerations

History buffs will be fascinated by the range of items. Less engaged viewers may need extra motivation to focus on the timeline.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Colorful images
  • Filled with fun facts and unusual items
Cons

  • Of limited appeal
  • Limited background information included
  • No editing feature