Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson.
Published in 2008.
Road to Revolution! by Stan Mack and Susan Champlin.
Published in 2009.
Woods Runner, by Gary Paulsen.
Published in 2010.
Ideas for use in Middle School Classrooms
This one is my favorite!
Have students contribute to a class blog, by sharing their reactions to the book.
Colloborate with language arts and/or art teachers to have students create artwork and writing pieces dealing withe book/s, and host a Gallery Walk.
Explore audio/visual material related to the time period, particularly music.
Using the more emotional or intense scenes in the books, have students write Found Poetry from the perspective of their favorite character.
Let the facts catch fire - send students on an informational scavenger hunt for little known facts about the time period..
Student Choice Project
THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR