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War For Independence (Chester Comix with Content)

Bentley Boyd (Author)

Reading Level: Ages 8 and up

Availability: In stock

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Paperback: 24 pages

Publisher: Chester Comix

Language: English

ISBN: 0972961682

Shipping Weight: 4 ounces

Product Dimensions: 11 x 8 x .2 inches

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WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE
Here are the high points in the battles of the American Revolution: John Paul Jones on the sea, the Battle of Saratoga, the Battle of Monmouth, the hit-and-run fighting of Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion and the Battle of Yorktown. But this book also highlights the role women and blacks played in George Washington’s military campaigns against the British. This colorful graphic novel will excite young readers, prepare students for further learning about history, and give kids insight into current events.

Chapter 1: JOHN PAUL JONES
Things get confusing when the shooting at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, starts the American Revolution in 1775. Who is on whose side? Many Americans want to fight for their rights, but many other Americans still support the English king. And many people from the British Isles argue against their own king and in favor of the American colonists in this civil war over rights and taxes. One of those people is a Scotsman who sneaks into the colonies just before war begins.

-How did Jones sneak into America?
-How did John Paul Jones hurt the British?
-How long did John Paul Jones fight?

CHAPTER 2: REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN
The American Revolution is fought in the front yards of America. Many men fight for George Washington only when the battles come near their own farms. In other families, the women are left by themselves to defend the food that will keep the two armies moving. The fact that the war is so close to home is one of the colonists’ advantages – and their greatest danger.

-Who defended the colonial homefront?
-What girl took a midnight ride?
-Did colonial women go undercover?
-Who fed and fired on the battlefields?

CHAPTER 3: THE BATTLE OF SARATOGA
The war for independence is looking like a war for survival. General George Washington has so far escaped any crushing defeats. There have been no big victories either. As Washington carefully guides his army between the big cities of New York and Philadelphia, a British army in Canada makes a bold push toward him through the New York woods. If the British can take the Hudson River valley, they can cut Washington off from all his New England supporters.

-What began the Battle of Saratoga?
-Why did Americans leave Ticonderoga?
-Who won the Battle of Bennington?
-Where did colonists stop Burgoyne?
-When did France help America?

CHAPTER 4: SOUTH TO YORKTOWN
The British decide the war will end if they destroy the southern crop that pays for the colonists’ gunpowder: tobacco. Lord Cornwallis leads the redcoats on a campaign across the Carolinas. A few ragtag colonials led by Francis Marion, “The Swamp Fox,” nip at his supply lines. Cornwallis turns north to Virginia and settles at a small port town called Yorktown.

-Why were the British at Yorktown?
-Why did Washington attack Yorktown?
-Who fired at his Yorktown house?
-Why did the British get stuck?
-When did the world turn upside down?

About Chester Comix:
The Comix with Content Series follows the adventures of a lovable Chesapeake blue crab named Chester as he learns about history and economics. Each comic book in the series is broken down into 4 related stories. Watch as your kids build a framework of history in their memories through this highly visual and engaging approach.