The Spinning Wheel and the Daughters of Liberty

It was the 1770s, and the Daughters of Liberty were determined to make their political viewpoints clearly understood. With this online course, you’ll discover what they did and how they did it.

There’s a lot in here! Full color storyboards with voice-over narration give students the opportunity to read along with the compelling story. Videos demonstrate the spinning wheel and how to use a drop spindle. Writing and role-playing activities encourage insights and spark discussion on how to engage with people of a differing viewpoint. Extra resource pages provide more ways the spinning wheel has become a part of our culture through literature and music.

Detailed notes for the educator and answer key are included, of course.

Click here to learn more about the many ways this course can help find the fun in American History!


  1. Glenn Peleti says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed your intro vid. This, is what real Americana should be taught, to the right age group!

    1. Gail Masinda says:

      One of the fun aspects of writing these history lessons is all of the things that *I* learn during the research. This is an important lesson!

  2. carrotcakeman says:

    I’m already aware that American women at the time of the American Revolution spoke their minds. This reminds me of the song from “1776.” “Piddle, Twiddle and Resolve,” where Abigail and John Adams make a deal to trade saltpeter for pins.

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