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The Real Story of Revere's Ride  (Y,M,O,T)
From The Paul Revers House in Boston. A quick summary of Paul Revere's ride, some trivia questions, and an interactive map to fully understand the famous ride.

Paul Revere Biography  (Y,M,O,T)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "Paul Revere's Ride," written in 1860 and published in 1861 in the Atlantic Monthly, transformed Paul Revere from a relatively obscure, although locally known, figure into a national folk hero. As a result, most people know him only for his famous ride to Lexington on the night of April 18-19, 1775. Revere's life, however, was a long and productive one, involving industry, politics, and community service.

One If By Land, and Two If By Sea!  (Y,M)
What do students know about Lexington and Concord, the Old North Church, or the historical poem Paul Revere's Ride?

Minute Man National Park Resources  (T)
"Each year in mid-April, thousands of people flock to historic Lexington and Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park to celebrate Patriot's Day. Patriot's Day is a special Massachusetts State holiday commemorating the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War, April 19, 1775."

April 19: This Day in History (LOC)  (M,O,T)
Resources from the Library of Congress about the Battle of Lexington and Concord

Lexington and Concord: A Legacy of Conflict  (M,O,T)
A lesson plan from the National Park Service in PDF. Grade 5

The War in the North, 1775-1778  (O,T)
Lesson from the curriculum unit funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities for grades 9-12.

Paul Revere began his famous midnight ride in 1775  (M)
Students learn about primary source documents while studying Paul Revere and researching personal family histories. Grades 4-8

Paul Revere's Ride  (Y)
This lesson examines the political situation in Boston in 1775, using Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere". (Grades K-2)

Why Do We Remember Revere? Paul Revere's Ride in History and Literature  (M)
This EDSITEment lesson contains four activities for students to examine how the historical Paul Revere's ride differs from the account in Longfellow's poem. (Grade 8)

Paul Revere, American Patriot  (M,O)
Learn about Paul Revere by examining first-person accounts, works of historical fiction, a popular narrative poem, and other resources. (Grades 6-8, 9-12) Accessed through Wayback Archives

The Paul Revere House  (Y)
The Real Story of Revere's Ride, Virtual Midnight Ride, Revere's Own Words, Longfellow's Poem, Images of Revere's Ride, Paul Revere's Ride - MP3 Audio

Paul Revere's Ride  (Y,M,O,T)
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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