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Mrs. Martin's Johnny Tremain Research: Home

Students will research life during the Revolutionary War to gain increased understanding of the book Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes.


  • Students will research life in the 1770s to better understand the context of Esther Forbes' Johnny Tremain. Using both print books and database articles, students will identify terms and answer questions about life during the Revolutionary War time period. 

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Introduction to Databases


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Use Britannica Middle School Edition to research the names of famous historical figures from the Life in the 1770s Worksheet.

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If you cannot find a term from your worksheet in Britannica, search U.S. History in Context, a database devoted to American history.

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

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Esther Forbes

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Read about Esther Forbes in the excerpt below.