As I wrote in my previous post, there are two things that I write about at this time every year. One of those is income taxes. The other is Patriots’ Day and the American Revolution. That’s what this post is about.
Pictures of the Revolutionary War is a compilation of images about the Revolutionary War. The images in the collection chronicle the stirrings of rebellion in the pre-revolution years, the war from both American and British perspectives, and events following the Revolutionary War.
The Massachusetts Historical Society offers fourteen lesson plans that are aligned to the theme of The Coming of the American Revolution. The lesson plans include a mix of document analysis activities and group discussion activities.
Creating Google Earth tours of Revolutionary War battle sites is an activity that I did for many years with my U.S. History students. Students would create multimedia placemarkers for each battle in sequence. The placemarkerss contained information about the outcome and significance of each battle. Here’s a video on how to make a tour with with the browser-based version of Google Earth.
Keith Hughes has a popular video in which he explains the American Revolution for middle school and high school students.
Crash Course has an extensive series on U.S. History. Included in that series is Taxes & Smuggling – Prelude to Revolution.
Mr. Betts has a YouTube channel on which he posts cartoons and song parodies to teach U.S. History lessons. Here’s one he did about the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
For Red Sox Fans!
This is usually the day that the Boston Marathon is held and the Red Sox play a morning game. That tradition has returned this year! For my fellow Red Sox fans here’s a famous clip from the 2007 Patriots’ Day game.