Our world has had many different wars throughout history. Within each war are also battles that either led up to the war, or were part of the war itself. Battles can be very interesting to learn about and study.
Kids that enjoy history, or learning about weapons, or the history of wars will enjoy digging deeper into learning about historic battles. If your child is studying a particular battle they may want to learn more about the history time period that battle was located in. Then they will learn about the major war that the battle was a main part of. And there goes the fascinating and exciting rabbit hole of homeschool learning!
Here is a list of some famous battles in history along with resources to learn more about them:
The French and Indian War
Also known as the Seven Years War. It was fought from 1754 to 1763. This war pitted the colonies of British America against those of New France. Each side has military units that were comprised of Native American allies. This war was seven years long and was compiled of 11 important battles that made up the war.
Find out more about the different battles and where they took place at Mr. Nussbaum: The Battles of the French and Indian War
The Battle of Waterloo
This battle took place in Belgium on June 18, 1815. This battle marked the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte, the conqueror of Europe in the early 19th century.
The Battle of Gettysburg
This battle was fought on July 1st, 1863 and ended on July 3rd. It is considered the most important engagement and the main turning points in the Civil War.
We have lots of resources to learn more about the Civil War:
The Battle of the Bulge
This battle has been called The Greatest American Battle of the War by Winston Churchill. This battle was Hitler’s last major offense in WW2 and it lasted for 6 weeks from December 16, 1944, to January 25, 1945.
The Battle of Iwo Jima
This was another major battle that took place during World War 2. It was a military campaign between the U.S. Marines and the army of Japan. It lasted for 5 weeks in 1945.
Here are some World War 2 Resources if you would like to dig deeper into studying this war:
Your history and military buffs will enjoy these other resources:
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