This blue wool coat is part of a suit of regimentals made for George Washington in 1789.
Lexington and Concord: A Historical Interpretation Lesson
Grade Range: 6-9
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Duration: 45 minutes
Date Posted: 4/30/2010
Engage middle school students in historical document analysis with three contrasting images of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Using a graphic organizer, students will examine three primary sources and analyze the different perspectives presented in each. After completing the analysis, students will display their interpretations of the "true" story in their own illustrations. This lesson plan includes background information, full-color images of primary sources, and a student worksheet.
This lesson plan was produced to accompany the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
Era 3: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)
World History Standards (Grades 5-12)
Era 7: An Age of Revolutions, 1750-1914
2: The causes and consequences of the agricultural and industrial revolutions, 1700-1850
3: The transformation of Eurasian societies in an era of global trade and rising European power, 1750-1870
4: Patterns of nationalism, state-building, and social reform in Europe and the Americas, 1830-1914
5: Patterns of global change in the era of Western military and economic domination, 1800-1914
6: Major global trends from 1750-1914