Rebels, Redcoats and Homespun Heroes Pre and Post-Visit Materials
An interdisciplinary program about the early days of the American Revolution and how colonial men and women and British soldiers each had an important role to play.
Who Shot First? Pre and Post-Visit Materials
An interdisciplinary program that engages students in critical thinking to analyze primary source materials and construct an evidence-based argument in answer to key questions about the fighting at Concord's North Bridge.
Lexington and Concord: A Legacy of Conflict
Examine primary source material to better understand the events of April 19, 1775.
Meriam's Corner: Revolution of Their Doorstep
Lexington Green was a tragedy. Concord's North Bridge was treason. Meriam's Corner was WAR. This lesson will explore the stories of those men who began the running fight we today call the Battle Road which began at a simple intersection at the edge of Concord's village.
Barrett Farm and the Start of the American Revolution
An interdisciplinary program that engages students in critical thinking to analyze primary source materials and construct an evidence-based argument in answer to key questions about the role of Colonel James Barrett, his family and his farm on April 19, 1775.
We are pleased to announce that the National Park Service's Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) program has launched its 150th lesson plan, "Embattled Farmers and the Shot Heard Round the World: The Battles of Lexington and Concord. In this lesson, students walk the road where "the shot heard round the world" sparked the American Revolution. They also consider how works of art have both depicted and shaped our memories of the dramatic events that took place there.
The lesson is currently featured on the TwHP homepage, http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/.
For a direct link to the lesson plan, go to http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/150minuteman/150minuteman.htm.
Did You Know?
Often considered "ragtag" by the British regular army, the Massachusetts colonial militia was actually very well organized. With a few exceptions, able-bodied men between 16 and 60 years of age were required to serve. They were the main line of defense for the colony for nearly 150 years before the Revolution.