American Revolution Badge

(Discover the World)
By Francine & Jason Geissler

(You may use any higher level requirement as an optional requirement.)


Penguin: Do three requirements including the two starred *
_____ 1.* Know what year the Revolutionary War began and why. What year did the war end? What is the war called in Great Britain?
_____ 2.* What were the flag designs during the war? Draw or color one of them.


Otter: Do four requirements including the two starred *
_____ 1.* Do Penguin requirements 1 & 2.
_____ 2.* Create a map of the colonies at the time of the Revolutionary War.


Dolphin: Do five requirements including the two starred *
_____ 1.* Do Otter requirements 1 & 2.
_____ 2.* Create a timeline of 10 major events in the Revolutionary War.


Butterfly: Do six requirements including the two starred *
_____ 1.* Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2. Include 20 events in your timeline.
_____ 2.* Read the Declaration of Independence. Discuss it’s meaning with an adult. What major events lead up to its writing? Who signed it? When was it written?


Eagle: Do seven requirements including the two starred *
_____ 1.* Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2. Include 25 events in your timeline.
_____ 2.* At the end of the war, America had some challenges to face. Read the Federalist Papers and the Articles of Confederation. Discuss them with an adult.


Owls: Do 9 requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.* Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2.
_____ 2.* Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone. You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge. If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.


Optional Requirements:

_____ 3. Watch a documentary on the Revolutionary War.

_____ 4. Visit a Revolutionary War re-enactment.

_____ 5. Visit a location from an important event or battle that took place during the Revolutionary War.

_____ 6. What other peoples got involved? What side were they on?

_____ 7. Learn about the song Yankee Doodle and how it was used in the Revolutionary War. What other songs were there during the war?

_____ 8. Learn about 3 important Americans. At least 1 should be a woman that played an important part in the Revolutionary War. Examples might include:

George Washington
Benjamin Franklin
Paul Revere
Henry Knox
Thomas Paine
Thomas Jefferson
Baron Friedrich von Steuben
Patrick Ferguson
Abigail Adams
Esther Reed
Martha Washington
Deborah Sampson
Sybil Ludington
Martha Bratton
Prudence Wright
Emily Geiger


_____ 9. How were drums and fifes used during the Revolutionary War?

_____ 10. What is Buck and Ball and why was it used, who used it?

_____ 11. What diseases were common among the soldiers?

_____ 12. Who were the American soldiers? What were some of the things they had to overcome?

_____ 13. What was winter camp life like for the American soldiers?

_____ 14. Of those whom played a role in the Revolutionary War, who became president?

_____ 15. Learn about Bushnell’s Turtle.

_____ 16. Take part in a Independence Day celebration.

_____ 17. Learn about the Boston Massacre.



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