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Students examine primary documents regarding Paul Revere's ride and its role in the Revolutionary War. They consider how Revere's role has been written about by Longfellow and others and discuss the discrepancies between accounts.
Students examine The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. In this visual arts lesson, students study the historical significance of the event as they examine the Grant Wood painting and primary sources regarding the event.
Learners examine circumstances surrounding rides of the American Revolution other than Paul Revere's, explore why posterity treated them differently than Revere's ride, and create original poems based on historical fact.
Students analyze the cause, results, and critical historic figures and events of the American Revolution. In this American Revolution lesson, students review Paul Revere's significance and the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Students design a challenge for the information.
In this Paul Revere activity, learners read facts about Paul Revere's life and answer 10 fill-in-the blank comprehension questions.
Students discuss Paul Revere's ride. In this social studies instructional activity, students read Paul Revere's Ride and compare the differences between the poem and the historical event.
Students explore the political situation in Boston in 1775, using Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" to introduce the beginning of the American Revolution.
Students examine Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's, Paul Revere's Ride, and other pieces of poetry to use maps and literature to investigate geographic concepts. They chart Revere's ride on current Massachusetts maps while working in pairs. They discuss the reasons for the geographic changes that have taken place.
Learners determine why Paul Revere had to ride from town to town to forewarn that the British were coming. In this colonial American lesson, students explore the methods of communication used during the era as they read different versions of the Paul Revere story.
In this poems instructional activity, 4th graders read the poem titled Paul Revere's Ride. Students also draw a picture and write what the poem is about.
Fifth graders listen to a discussion on the Minutemen and Bunker Hill and learn about Paul Revere's ride. In this Minutemen lesson plan, 5th graders take a quiz on the information and play a Yankee Doodle game.
Sixth graders examine primary sources to learn more about the life of Paul Revere. In this life in a box instructional activity, 6th graders research photos, portraits, and documents with information on Paul Revere and/or the American Revolution. Students discuss what they observed and learned.
Students examine the heroic archetype and apply it to the history of Paul Revere's Ride and to Longfellow's poem, "Paul Revere's Ride." They identify heroic qualities, discuss archetypes, read and discuss Joseph Campbell's "Stages of the Hero," and apply the heroic archetype to Paul Revere.
“One if by land, and two if by sea!” Aliens Ansel and Clair from Virtoosian travel to Earth in 1775 to interview Paul Revere and investigate the beginnings of the Revolutionary War. The interactive app uses puzzles and games to introduce kids to historic events.
In this "Paul Revere's Ride" worksheet, students discuss the patriotic and historical aspects of Longfellow's famous poem.  Students answer three questions about the facts and the theme of the poem.
Fifth graders play instruments as an accompaniment to a reading of Paul Revere's Ride. In this Paul Revere's Ride lesson, 5th graders practice reading the poem in order to increase their fluency. They practice the music in order to accompany the poetry reading.
Fourth graders listen to the poem, "Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. They listen for details involving specific locations and landmarks mentioned by Longfellow and have to retrace Revere's ride on a map of Boston.
Fourth graders explore U.S. history by viewing images on the Internet. In this Boston massacre lesson plan, 4th graders identify the reasons the American Colonists and British were in violent altercation that resulted in a bloody aftermath. Students discuss Paul Revere, view images based upon the event, and complete a Venn Diagram comparing Colonists and British soldiers.
Students study the Revolutionary War and the roles Paul Revere and Jack Joett played in it. They compare the rides of the two men and explore websites and view video depicting their famous rides.
Practice sequencing events using Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's narrative poem about the famous revolutionary hero. Learners read Revere's own account of the event, and compare/contrast the two texts using a t-chart. Finally, they imagine they are citizens who hear the ride take place and write diary entries about it.

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