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Women of the American Revolution

Women of the American Revolution

Author: Sarah Ann Reeves

What was it like during the time of revolution in america for women? All women? What roles did they have? How did their roles, responsibilities, and lives change and advance the history of Americas? Using this tutorial and resources you will be able to answer these questions.

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Standards- Grade 5

5.6 Students understand the course and consequences of the American Revolution--

~ 3. Identify the different roles women played during the Revolution (e.g., Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Molly Pitcher, Phillis Wheatley, Mercy Otis Warren).

Source: California State Standards Grade 5 History and Social Studies

The Big Question

What role did women play during the American Revolution also list two women, detailing their contributions to the revolution?

~After reading and watching the three resources and taking the quick quiz, students will independently answer the big question.

~Write 2 detailed paragraphs in complete sentences tat fully answer the question.


As a group read and watch these three resources. Using the graphic organizer handed out by the teacher take notes on all three resources. Which can be used later on your quiz. It will also be used to answer the Big Question.

1. The Roles of Women in the Revolutionary War

2. Rock star of the Revolution- Women Founders