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 ½ 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.
Appropriate for this Lesson
Once Upon a Time: The War for
Liberty! The American
Revolution Part 5