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Unit #2: Causes of the American Revolution - The Shot Heard Around The World
Learning Target: I can CONCLUDE how all of the events we have studied in this unit such as the Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, and the Intolerable Acts led to the "Shot Heard Around the World" and the American Revolution.  

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

 Follow the directions below.  You will be creating a tab for this assignment after you have added this lesson's learning target to your LiveBinder.

1.  Open the "Learning Targets" tab in your LiveBinder.  Copy the learning target above into your LiveBinder.  Be sure to include today's date. 

2.  Create a new tab in your LiveBinder titled "The Shot Heard Around The World". 

3.  Now click on "content" > "text" > "text-media" option. 


Red Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: "The Redcoats Are Coming!"

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: The Redcoats Are Coming! "

2.  Conduct an Internet search to define the terms: minuteman and arsenal in your LiveBinder text box.

3.  Now, read the information Paul Revere and the other "Mechanics".  You should also watch this short reenactment video about the role Paul Revere played in warning the minutemen before the Battle of
     Lexington and Concord. 


4.  Now, answer the following questions about Paul Revere in your LiveBinder text box: 

     A.  What trade or job did Paul Revere have in Boston?

     B.  What was the name of the patriot group Paul Revere led in the City of Boston?  What was the goal of this group?

     C.  Which two famous Boston Patriots were in hiding because their were wanted by the British for their role in the Boston Tea Party?

     D.  What symbol did the patriots use to warn the people that the British army was on the move?  How did this system work?

     E.  Who were the other "alarm riders" that rode with Paul Revere on that night?

      F.  What happened to Paul Revere during his ride to Concord?  How did he escape the British redcoats?



5.  Look carefully at the Map of Paul Revere's Ride.  Using the Map of Paul Revere's Ride answer the following questions about Paul Revere's Midnight Ride.

     A.  How did Paul Revere leave the City of Boston to begin his ride?

     B.  Describe in detail the route Paul Revere took from Charlestown to the spot where he was captured.  Be sure to name locations such as cities, buildings, and geography he passed during his ride.

     C.  What did Paul Revere do at the Isaac Hall House?

     D.  In which location did Paul Revere find Samuel Adams and John Hancock?

     E.  How did Paul Revere describe his encounter with the British after being captured? 

     F.  Describe in detail the route William Dawes took from Boston to Lexington.  Be sure to name locations such as cities, buildings, and geography he passed during his ride.


   
6.  Paul Revere's Midnight Ride was immortalized years later by a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow titled: The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere.  With your group, take a few moments to read the
     poem.  Based on what you have learned, write a well written paragraph (7-9 sentences) in your Livebinder text box answering the following question:

    * Compare the historical events surrounding what you know about Paul Revere's role in the events of April 19, 1775 with Longfellow's account in his famous poem
       The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere.  Do you believe that Longfellow's account is historically accurate?  Explain why or why not?   



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Part II: "The Shot Heard Around The World" - The Battle of Lexington and Concord

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: "The Shot Heard Around the World" - The Battle of Lexington and Concord"

2.  Conduct an Internet search to find an image of the Battle of Lexington and Concord.  Save the image to your computer and upload it to your LiveBinder text box. 

3.  Watch the video about the Battle of Lexington and Concord.  As you watch the video, answer ALL of the questions below in your LiveBinder text box:

    

     You can also use these resources to help you: History.com | USHistory.org | Ducksters
  

     Be sure to answer these questions in your LiveBinder Text box:

    1What was Paul Revere's warning to the people of Lexington and Concord?

    2. Why do you think the British would want to capture Samuel Adams and Paul Revere?

    3. What was British General Thomas Gage most concerned about in Concord?

    4. Who were the "minutemen?"

    5. Why do you think the minutemen at Concord refused to lay down their arms and return to their homes?

    6. How many minutemen died at Lexington?

    7. How do you think the American Minutemen must have felt after firing on the British Redcoats in Lexington?

    8. Where did the fighting at Concord take place? What did the American minutemen believe the British were going to do to the Town of Concord?

    9.  Describe the fighting that took place along the road during the British march back to Boston.

    10.  Who do you think won the Battle of Lexington and Concord?

4.  In 1837, a monument to the bravery of the minutemen at Lexington and Concord was build in Concord, Massachusetts.  As part of the dedication celebration, a poem titled "The Concord Hymm" was written
     by a famour poem named Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Take a few moments to read the poem "The Concord Hymm" with your group. 

5.  * Extra Credit: Record yourself or a group member reading either the "Midnight Ride of Paul Rever" by Longfellow  or the "Concord Hymm" by Ralph Waldo Emerson.  The recording
     can either be an audio or a video file.  Create a new subtab with a media box.  Upload your file to your new LiveBinder sub tab media box. 
 


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White Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: "The Redcoats Are Coming!"

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: The Redcoats Are Coming! "

2.  Conduct an Internet search to define the terms: minuteman and arsenal in your LiveBinder text box.

3.  Now, read the information about Paul Revere's Midnight Ride.  You should also watch this short reenactment about the role Paul Revere played in warning the minutemen before the Battle of
     Lexington and Concord. 


4.  Now, answer the following questions about Paul Revere in your LiveBinder text box: 

      A.  In which city did Paul Revere live?

      B.  Like his father, what kind of job did Paul Revere have?

      C.  What was the name of the patriot group Paul Revere belonged to?  Who were some other members of the group?

      D.  Was Paul Revere part of the Boston Tea Party?

      E.  Why did Paul Revere and William Dawes make their famous Midnight Ride in April of 1775?

      F.  What was the signal the Sons of Liberty used to warn patriots around Boston when the British army was on the march.

      G.  What happened to Paul Revere during his ride to Concord? 

      H.  Why was Paul Revere's ride important?



5.  Look carefully at the Map of Paul Revere's Ride.  Using the Map of Paul Revere's Ride answer the following questions about Paul Revere's Midnight Ride.

     A.  How did Paul Revere leave the City of Boston to begin his ride?

     B.  What did Paul Revere do at the Isaac Hall House?

     C.  In which location did Paul Revere find Samuel Adams and John Hancock?

   
   
6.  Paul Revere's Midnight Ride was immortalized years later by a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow titled: The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere.  With your group, take a few moments to read the
     poem.  Based on what you have learned, answer the following question in your Livebinder text box: 

    * Do you think Longfellow's account in his famous poem The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere is historically accurate?  Explain why or why not?   

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Part II: "The Shot Heard Around The World" - The Battle of Lexington and Concord

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: "The Shot Heard Around the World" - The Battle of Lexington and Concord"

2.  Conduct an Internet search to find an image of the Battle of Lexington and Concord.  Save the image to your computer and upload it to your LiveBinder text box. 

3.  Watch the video about the Battle of Lexington and Concord.  As you watch the video, answer 8 of the 10 questions below in your LiveBinder text box:

    

     You can also use these resources to help you: History.com | USHistory.org | Ducksters

     Be sure to answer these questions in your LiveBinder Text box:

    1What was Paul Revere's warning to the people of Lexington and Concord?

    2. Why do you think the British would want to capture Samuel Adams and Paul Revere?

    3. What was British General Thomas Gage most concerned about in Concord?

    4. Who were the "minutemen?"

    5. Why do you think the minutemen at Concord refused to lay down their arms and return to their homes?

    6. How many minutemen died at Lexington?

    7. How do you think the American Minutemen must have felt after firing on the British Redcoats in Lexington?

    8. Where did the fighting at Concord take place? What did the American minutemen believe the British were going to do to the Town of Concord?

    9.  Describe the fighting that took place along the road during the British march back to Boston.

    10.  Who do you think won the Battle of Lexington and Concord?

4.  In 1837, a monument to the bravery of the minutemen at Lexington and Concord was build in Concord, Massachusetts.  As part of the dedication celebration, a poem titled "The Concord Hymm" was written
     by a famour poem named Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Take a few moments to read the poem "The Concord Hymm" with your group. 

5.  * Extra Credit: Record yourself or a group member reading either the "Midnight Ride of Paul Rever" by Longfellow  or the "Concord Hymm" by Ralph Waldo Emerson.  The recording
     can either be an audio or a video file.  Create a new subtab with a media box.  Upload your file to your new LiveBinder sub tab media box. 
 


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Blue Activity:
 Assignments to Complete:


Part I: "The Redcoats Are Coming!"

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: The Redcoats Are Coming! "

2.  Conduct an Internet search to define the terms: minuteman and arsenal in your LiveBinder text box.

3.  Now, read the information about Paul Revere's Midnight Ride.  You should also watch this short reenactment about the role Paul Revere played in warning the minutemen before the Battle of
     Lexington and Concord. 


4.  Now, answer the following questions about Paul Revere in your LiveBinder text box: 

      A.  In which city did Paul Revere live?

      B.  Like his father, what kind of job did Paul Revere have?

      C.  What was the name of the patriot group Paul Revere belonged to?  

      D.  Who was Paul Revere trying to warn during his famous Midnight Ride in April of 1775?

      E.  Why was Paul Revere's ride important?



5.  Look carefully at the Map of Paul Revere's Ride.  Using the Map of Paul Revere's Ride answer the following questions about Paul Revere's Midnight Ride.

     A.  How did Paul Revere leave the City of Boston to begin his ride?

     B.  What did Paul Revere do at the Isaac Hall House?

     C.  In which location did Paul Revere find Samuel Adams and John Hancock?

   
   
6.  Paul Revere's Midnight Ride was immortalized years later by a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow titled: The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere.  With your group, take a few moments to read the
     poem.  Based on what you have learned, answer the following question in your Livebinder text box: 

    * Do you think Longfellow's account in his famous poem The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere is historically accurate?  Explain why or why not?   

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Part II: "The Shot Heard Around The World" - The Battle of Lexington and Concord

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: "The Shot Heard Around the World" - The Battle of Lexington and Concord"

2.  Conduct an Internet search to find an image of the Battle of Lexington and Concord.  Save the image to your computer and upload it to your LiveBinder text box. 

3.  Watch the video about the Battle of Lexington and Concord.  As you watch the video, answer 5 of the 10 questions below in your LiveBinder text box:

    

     You can also use these resources to help you: History.com | USHistory.org | Ducksters

     Be sure to answer these questions in your LiveBinder Text box:

    1What was Paul Revere's warning to the people of Lexington and Concord?

    2. Why do you think the British would want to capture Samuel Adams and Paul Revere?

    3. What was British General Thomas Gage most concerned about in Concord?

    4. Who were the "minutemen?"

    5. Why do you think the minutemen at Concord refused to lay down their arms and return to their homes?

    6. How many minutemen died at Lexington?

    7. How do you think the American Minutemen must have felt after firing on the British Redcoats in Lexington?

    8. Where did the fighting at Concord take place? What did the American minutemen believe the British were going to do to the Town of Concord?

    9.  Describe the fighting that took place along the road during the British march back to Boston.

    10.  Who do you think won the Battle of Lexington and Concord?

4.  In 1837, a monument to the bravery of the minutemen at Lexington and Concord was build in Concord, Massachusetts.  As part of the dedication celebration, a poem titled "The Concord Hymm" was written
     by a famour poem named Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Take a few moments to read the poem "The Concord Hymm" with your group. 

5.  * Extra Credit: Record yourself or a group member reading either the "Midnight Ride of Paul Rever" by Longfellow  or the "Concord Hymm" by Ralph Waldo Emerson.  The recording
     can either be an audio or a video file.  Create a new sub tab with a media box.  Upload your file to your new LiveBinder sub tab media box. 


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