Do your kids enjoy learning about the different wars in their history studies? Wars are important because they literally make the history books. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the wars that built the different countries. The French and Indian War is an important war to learn about. The events of this role played an important role in leading up to the American Revolution.
The French and Indian War went on between the years 1754 and 1763 in what is now the United States and Canada. The war was between the French and the British with each side having Indian allies helping them fight. This conflict was a part of the Seven Years’ War among the European great powers including Britain and France. That war took place in various parts of the world.
The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on February 10, 1763. France was forced to give up all of its North American territory. All of Canada was handed over to Britain. The British North American colonists became unhappy over their share of the winnings. This eventually led to the American Revolution.
You can read more about the French and Indian War with fun facts and information here:
Free Worksheets and Unit Studies About the French and Indian War:
How did the French and Indian War Set the Stage for the American Revolution? Unit Study and Lesson Plan from The National Park Service.
Educator Resources for Teaching the French and Indian War with lesson plans and videos – Brain Pop Educators
Teachers Pay Teachers has quite a few free printables and power points to help you teach this war:
Here are some You Tube Videos about the French and Indian War, for the kids that enjoy video learning:
If your children are interested in learning more about the different wars they will enjoy these posts. They are great for supplementing a history curriculum or using with unit studies:
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