Sam the Minuteman - Study Guide

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 Also written by Nathaniel Benchley and illustrated by Arnold Lobel - Oscar Otter     Also written &  illustrated by Arnold Lobel - Frog and Toad Together  

We are sad to announce that Harper Collins has decided to retire this title.  It is no longer available in paperback. It is still available as a Kindle ebook on Amazon. Or you can still find it in many libraries.
HarperCollins I Can Read level 3. New York Times Outstanding Book!

Sam lives with his mother and father on a farm in Lexington, Massachusetts. America is still a British colony, but the people are unhappy. One day, Sam sees British soldiers in Boston trying to keep order. "They want to keep us from being too strong." his father tells him. One spring night, Sam is woken by the church bells. The British soldiers are marching to Concord where the colonists have hidden weapons. Sam goes with his father and the minutemen, hoping to hold back the British. At their first encounter, Sam's best friend is injured. Learning to stay hidden, the minutemen's second encounter with the British drives them off.

Experience the start of the American Revolution through a young boy's eyes.

Through Nathaniel Benchley's tale of the American Revolution from a young boy's eyes, students will learn: 

Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.

Literary Techniques: Cause and effect, similes, metaphors, mood.

Moral Lessons and Character Values: Anger, fear, justice, freedom and responsibility.

Activities and Writing Assignments: Timelines, maps, poetry, crossword, history, cooking, journal, hat, Declaration of Independence, Liberty Bell, our American freedoms.

Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley.

All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!

Features and Benefits of the study guide

 Printed Workbook Format

  • Large 8.5x11 format is convenient to read and easy on the eyes
  • Every question has plenty of whitespace for student’s answers
  • Encourages neat and clean handwriting practice
  • Easily transports without the need for a laptop or other expensive equipment
  • Provides a permanent record of the student’s work
  • Convenient, removable answer key included for the teacher!

 CD Format

  • Provides the study guide in universally compatible PDF format (works on Mac AND Windows)
  • No costly software purchases necessary
  • Choose to conveniently print what you need, when you need it:
    • Print the whole guide at once
    • Print single lessons or pages as the student completes them
    • Print multiple copies of the entire guide for classroom sets
  • Easy to use with multiple students
  • Complete separate answer key file included for the teacher!


  • 5
    My son is loving this

    Posted by Crystal P. on 23rd Feb 2015

    My son is loving this book! This is his first book study and it's been perfect.