Study the American Revolution by Combining Art and History

Art in History is a company dedicated to hands-on education, giving kids an opportunity to study history through the process of recreating a historical artifact.

They provide quality, all-in-one projects that focus on World History and US History.

Study the American Revolution by Combining Art and History @Education Possible Art in History is a company dedicated to hands-on education, giving kids an opportunity to study history through the process of recreating a historical artifact. They provide quality, all-in-one projects that focus on World History and US History.*I was given a free Art in History kit for my honest review and also received compensation for my time.  All opinions expressed are based on my own experience.  I was not required to give a positive review. My full disclosure is here.

We are currently studying the 1700s in school, so when I learned about this company, I knew immediately that I wanted to add the American Revolution Colonial Teapot to our lessons.

Why we LOVED our Art in History Art Kit

Although there are many craft projects available for history, I have not found many art projects, especially historically accurate ones. That is why I immediately fell in love with these self-contained kits from Art in History. They are perfect for my history loving, art inclined daughter.

Study the American Revolution by Combining Art and History Education Possible

Abigail was excited about the fact that she was creating something that would have been used in Colonial days, a historical replica. She worked hard to copy the motif and went back after she penciled it in to check it against the supplied patterns and made adjustments where she needed to.

Did you read that? Supplied patterns. In color. That meant Abigail wasn’t stuck for design ideas and was able to feel successful with what she created.

Also, by including a variety of patterns and painting instructions, kids who are not as strong in art can complete one of these kits, which is a huge bonus!

I loved that this was a detailed project that inspired my daughter to take her time. Too many art and craft activities are simple for her, so she often rushes through. However, because she considered this an important artifact, she took her time.

Study the American Revolution by Combining Art and History Education Possible

In fact, she completed the drawing and painting over a couple of days because she didn’t want to feel rushed.

A Complete Educational Project

When you purchase a product from Art in History, you receive everything you need to complete your art project, INCLUDING detailed lesson plans related to the time period that your item originated from, as well as information on the replica itself.

For example, I was able to download teaching points on the American Revolution and reasons why the teapot and its pattern was a part of history. This saved me a TON of research time, which I greatly appreciated.

Whenever possible, I like to link tangible items to historical events. What better way to launch into a discussion about the Revolutionary War than with a Colonial teapot?

Study the American Revolution by Combining Art and History Education Possible

While Abigail worked on the teapot, I asked both girls why they thought this piece was included.

We had been studying the 13 Colonies and my kids have always been fascinated by the Boston Tea Party, so we had quite an interesting conversation about tea and its role in the American Revolution.

Both girls were chanting, “no taxation without representation!”

I read the enclosed lesson plan aloud to the girls while regularly interjecting questions to make sure they were paying attention and understood the key points. I really enjoyed the fact that all of the laws, or acts, that the British Parliament passed were listed and explained.

This is definitely a handy resource.

Study the American Revolution by Combining Art and History Education Possible

The American Revolution Colonial Teapot kit includes:

  • teapot replica
  • paint brush
  • sponge
  • disposable paint pallets
  • paint – historically appropriate colors
  • FREE lesson download including the  history of the artifact, the time period, full-color map, designs & motifs, and step-by-step decorating instructions.

Study the American Revolution by Combining Art and History Education Possible

Other things to know about the Craft Kits

  • They are geared toward kids in grades 3 to 12.
  • Each one retails for $9.95 plus shipping.
  • Art in History offers bulk discounts for orders of 18+ of a specific item, making it perfect for schools and homeschool co-ops.
  • You can order the craft paints separately. All paint is child-safe, has no odor, is non-toxic, and conforms to ASTM D-4236 safety standards.  The acrylic paints are conveniently packaged in 2 oz. bottles and can be used on bisque, wood, metal, plastic, and other general craft projects.

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I cannot express enough how amazing Art in History’s products are. My daughter has been asking for more ever since she finished the teapot.

 Which project will you choose?

Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
Megan Zechman
Megan Zechman

Comments

  1. I would choose either the French Revolution – Limoges Style Tabatiere or the Louisiana Purchase – Early American Sugar Bowl!

  2. Erica Stokes says:

    Love this idea…killing two birds with one stone! 🙂

  3. Heathersue says:

    I’m going to be teaching American history next year for my kids and I’ve started searching for creative ways to teach this. I love this idea.

  4. Love, love this idea! We are currently study US History as we travel around the states with our two children. This would be a great asset!

  5. The American Revolution Colonial Teapot kit or the Japan – Cermonial Tea Bowl

  6. These are SO RIDICULOUSLY COOL! I don’t dare show the website to my George, because he’ll want them all.

  7. How great are these?? I think the ceremonial bowl would be our pick, but really we’d love all of them!

  8. The American Revolution Colonial Teapot kit – Looks fun!!!!

  9. I’m interested in several of the kits, but the Egypt and Colonial/American Revolution kits are the two I’m most interested in right now. Either would make me really happy!

  10. We are studying ancient history this year, so I’d go with the canopic jars or the terra cotta soldier.

  11. I love the renaissance art project!

  12. My daughter would love the Japanese Ceremonial Tea bowl.

  13. My daughter would love almost any of the projects, I suspect! But the first choice would be Quetzalcoatl, because it will go perfectly with our upcoming history unit.

  14. I had never seen this site before, these art projects look so fun. We are new to homeschooling, grades 3 & 7. my girls love anything Art related.

  15. Wonderful ideas! My kids go to public school, but I continue to come to Education Possible to get fun ideas. I really like the American Revolution Colonial Teapot Kit!

  16. I think my daughter would enjoy the tea pot but my oldest son would like the mask.

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