Activities for Lesson 15

Hardtack was one to the foods the soldiers ate at Valley Forge during the harsh winter of 1777. Have your students make hardtack.

Add enough water to flour to make a soft dough. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes until it become elastic like. Roll the dough out to a inch thickness. Cut it with a biscuit cutter. Prick each biscuit with a fork. Bake the hardtack at 450 for seven minutes.


Learn more about John Paul Jones. Make a model of the Bonhomme Richard.


Make a diorama of one Revolutionary War battle.


Videos Appropriate for this Lesson

Once Upon a Time:  The War for Independence

Liberty!  The American Revolution Part 5