Patriot’s Day is to remember the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19th 1775. These historic events were the cornerstones to the American Revolutionary War.
Much lead up to this fateful day between the colonies and Mother England, but these Battles mark the official beginning, and seal the fate of the United States becoming it’s own country.
The night of April 18th is when Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott made there famous ride to warn the Patriots of the British Troops arrival. Mr. Revere would not have shouted: “The British are coming!” Instead he would have the other Patriots of Boston’s Middlesex County know that the “Regulars are coming”.
You see, the soldiers in the British army were called Regulars, it was the “regular army” and had nothing to do with being British or not.
But alas, Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride is forever remembered mainly by it’s documentation through the famous poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
We know, basically how it ends… The Revolutionary war continues until September 3, 1783 and the United States is in fact it’s own country.
If you are looking for a quick lesson to introduce the day – the Timeline is Excellent! You can play a matching game with the text and the picture cards, or create a timeline to hang on the wall.
Taking the timeline and putting it into a Google Slide Presentation makes this set perfect for the classroom or co-op. It’s also great for independent or older learners who want to explore the topic on their own. The set comes with handouts and learners fill in the blanks with the missing information as the presentation advances to reveal the answers.
I can’t let the day go by without reminding you of the School House Rock video – Shot heard round the world… is there any better curriculum than this? Actually there is, as the facts are sketchy, but it’s still a classic! – Enjoy!
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