Click on this link to view our class' Voicethread: (also where you can see the Amos Doolittle print)
Videos I shot with my Flip Video that I used in my lessons:
Jim Hollister Video: or see this video on the Home page.
Alex Cain Video: or see this video on the Home page.
Primary Source Documents and Student Worksheet I created to be used in Lesson. I wanted to have students looking at primary source documents that showed both points-of-view.
Amos Doolittle Print (Click on Resources/Materials on left-hand side)
Student worksheet: What Really Happened?
Primary Source accounts: John Robbins, Jeremy Lister, and John Barker or also from the lesson plan from the Minute Man National Park.
This reading helped me to have a better understanding of what it was like to be a soldier of both sides.
Background Reading: The Minute Man and Their World, Chapter 2, “The Reluctant Revolutionaries” and Paul Revere’s Ride, Read pp. 113-128 “The March” The Ordeal of the British Infantry, pp. 138-144 “The Alarm”.
Mass Historical Society has a lot of documents online (with translations) that can be used with class.
Primary Source documents on Lexington & Concord can be found at the Mass Historical Society.
This additional reading I did gave me a better sense of what it felt like to the Lexington Militia men and their families and how it was remembered by these families later on:
Additional Background Reading on Lexington & Concord can be found by visiting the Massachusetts Historical Society in person at 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA :Main number: (617) 536-1608.
|Call number(s):||E241.L6 P5 1825|
|Creator:||Phinney, Elias, 1780-1849|
|Title:||History of the battle of Lexington : on the morning of the 19th April, 1775 / By Elias Phinney.|
|Publisher:||Boston : Printed by Phelps and Farnham, 1825.|
|Description:||40 p. ; 21 cm.|
|Local notes:||MHS copy contains two copies bound together.|
|Subject(||Lexington, Battle of, 1775)|
|Call number(s):||Box 1887|
|Creator:||Hamlin, Cyrus, 1811-1900.|
|Title:||My grandfather, Colonel Francis Faulkner, and my uncle, Francis Faulkner, Jr., in the battle of Lexington : Read before the Lexington historical society, May, 1866 / by Rev. Cyrus Hamlin ...|
|Publisher:||Boston [Mass] : Press of Stanley and Usher, 1887.|
|Description:||16 p. ; 23 cm.|