Curriculum Materials

Minute Man National Historical Park offers a variety of materials for use in the classroom, either as a pre-visit package or lesson plan. There is also useful content to be found in our History and Culture page. Let us know what you find most useful! Please contact Education Coordinator, Jim Hollister at (978) 318 - 7829 or email e-mail us


Rebels, Redcoats, and Homespun Heroes Activity Guide
Very useful classroom materials and activities. Teachers who have reserved this education are encouraged to use this activity guide prior to their visit. It is also very useful for those who are not planning to visit, or are doing a self-guided visit.


Who Shot First?
Pre-visit materials for classes participating in the Who Shot First? ranger-guided education program, or others planning a self-guided visit.


Patriots of Color
On April 19, 1775, the first battles of the American Revolution began in the towns of Lexington and Concord. Although the colonists fought for liberty it was not shared by all. This lesson plan will explore the contributions of African American soldiers in the opening battle of the American Revolution. Why did they fight for a society that considered them inferior, and in some cases, property?


Lexington and Concord: A Legacy of Conflict
Online primary source based lesson plan.


A Cause Worth Fighting For - The American Revolution Begins
A program and lesson guide for Minute Man NHP and Boston NHP/Bunker Hill


Revolution At Their Doorstep: Meriam's Corner, April 19, 1775
This primary source based program was developed by a high school teacher who took part in our "Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program duing the summer of 2012. Learn about the events of April 19, 1775 and in particular about the people and events related to the Meriam House, a witness to history.

The Coming of The American Revolution
Primary Resources On Line. The Massachusetts Historical Society has digitized and transcribed hundreds of primary resource documents relative to the start of the American Revolution.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

North Bridge Visitor Center / Park Head Quarters
174 Liberty St.

Concord, MA 01742


(978) 369-6993
Main number. North Bridge Visitor Center Front Desk, located in Concord, MA. 978-318-7810 Minute Man Visitor Center Main Number, located in Lexington, MA 781-674-1920

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