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Our educational resources are designed for classroom use to teach students about Henry Knox and his life and contributions to the Revolution. The following lessons, books, and videos are great resources for teaching and learning about Henry Knox.

Teach your students and children about Henry Knox and the Revolution using these primary source lessons.

Middle School/High School Primary Source Lessons

Maine Social Studies Standard: Students draw on concepts and processes using primary and secondary sources from history to develop historical perspective and understand issues of continuity and change in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.

In this lesson, students will review Henry Knox’s diligent actions in leading his troops to provide the weapons needed to force the British to evacuate Boston and end their eleven-month siege.

Website: Bill of Rights Institute

Grades 6 - 8, Grades 9 - Diploma

In this lesson, students will review a letter from Henry Knox to George Washington describing the journey of transporting cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston.

Website:  Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Grades 6 - 8, Grades 9 - Diploma

In this lesson, students will review Henry Knox’s firsthand account of the Battle of Trenton, in a letter written to his wife Lucy on December 28.

Website:  Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Grades 6 - 8, Grades 9 - Diploma

In this lesson, students will review a letter from Henry Knox to his wife, Lucy, on July 8, 1776, explaining patriot morale was at a low point. 

Website:  Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Grades 6 - 8, Grades 9 - Diploma

In this lesson, students will review a letter from George Washington to Henry Knox about accepting the presidency.

Website: George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Grades 6 - 8, Grades 9 - Diploma

In this lesson, students will review a letter from George Washington to Henry Knox sharing his thoughts on Shays’ Rebellion and the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. 

Website: George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Grades 6 - 8, Grades 9 - Diploma

Read the following books about Henry Knox to learn more about his life and contributions to building our nation.

Books about Henry Knox

Maine Social Studies Standard: Students draw on concepts and processes using primary and secondary sources from history to develop historical perspective and understand issues of continuity and change in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.

This story of the American Revolution shows the perils and adventures of Henry Knox’s journey of dragging 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston.

Reading Ages 5 to 9 (Lexile 820)

Kindergarten - Grade 5

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This story of an unlikely hero of the American Revolution describes the life and achievements of Henry Knox. 

Reading Ages 6 to 9 (Lexile 1081)

Kindergarten - Grade 5

This story of the American Revolution, detailing Henry Knox's mission to save Boston from the British, shows his significant role in saving the American cause.

Reading Ages 10 to 14 (Lexile 1080)

Grades 4 - 5, Grades 6 - 8 

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This novel breathes new life into the American Revolution and firmly re-establishes Henry Knox in his deserved place in history.

Reading Ages 12 and Above

Grades 6 - 8, Grades 9 - Diploma

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This novel is the inspiring story of a little-known hero, Henry Knox, and his pivotal role in the American Revolutionary War.

Reading Ages 12 and Above

Grades 6 - 8, Grades 9 - Diploma

Watch these videos in the classroom for students to learn more about Henry Knox using visuals to help them gain a deeper understanding.

Videos about Henry Knox

Maine Social Studies Standard: Students draw on concepts and processes using primary and secondary sources from history to develop historical perspective and understand issues of continuity and change in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.

For students in Upper Elementary School, Grades 6 - 8, and Grades 9 - Diploma

 

To learn how to use these videos effectively in the classroom, the following article lists some strategies to ensure that your students will gain a deeper understanding of the content while watching these videos.

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