The Reading Like a Historian curriculum by the Stanford History Education Group engages students in historical inquiry. One of the best history websites that includes lessons and documents.saves time and energy lesson planning!
Sons of Liberty - Well, those in Boston anyway. There were similar organizations scattered throughout the Thirteen Colonies in the years leading up to the American Revolutionary War, and, yes, "Sons of Liberty" was a common name ;
Wampanoag girl Just for Kids - Plimouth Plantation website Here's some of the cool stuff that's Just for Kids: Coloring Pictures, Talk Like a Pilgrim, Homework Help, Thanksgiving Virtual Field Trip, Interactive Thanksgiving Activity: You are the Historian
On-line Thanksgiving Activity for kids to learn authentic lessons, based on primary sources. Kids take on the role of a historian, with real images, voice recodings, information on the Wampanoag people and the English settlers- Kid World Citizen
Causes of the War of 1812 This is a great video and a good starting point on wars - why they start, what we think will be the result and how it ends up. It is an interesting war in that there really was no winner. Remember there is No unbiased opinion.