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2-6Walker Lesson Plan _2 - Battle of Lexington andConcord

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Sheila Walker/Lesson Plan #2 – Battle of Lexington and Concord Era: 3 Revolution and the New Nation Time Period: 1774 -1775 SPIs 4.6 spi. 1 recognizes how groups work cooperatively to accomplish goals and encourage change (i.e., American Revolution, founding of Tennessee, the failure of the Articles of Confederation, colonies). Assessed Standards 4.5.07a. Explain the events that contributed to the outbreak of the American Revolution. 4.5.07c Describe the earliest armed conflict of the Revolutionary War. 4.5.08b Demonstrate an understanding that people in different times and places view the world differently Reading Standards (Skills – reading a timeline, a map, summarizing, compare-contrast, main idea, inference, drawing conclusions) 4.1.10 Develop skills to facilitate reading to learn in a variety of content areas. Background Information: What part of history is this unit about? The American Revolutionary War officially began on April 19, 1775. Although the colonists still hoped to settle their differences with the British without bloodshed, they had also taken the precaution of organizing special units of their militia, the minutemen, to be ready to fight at a moment’s notice. And in the town of Concord, they had begun to stockpile cannonballs and gunpowder. On the night of April 18, some 800 British soldiers set out from Boston for Concord under orders from Lt. General Thomas Gage to seize these military stores. In Lexington, on the way to Concord. They planned to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock, two of the patriots. The colonists were warned of the British plan in advance, and Paul Revere and William Dawes made their famous midnight ride to warn of the British approach. The next morning, some 50 minutemen, farmers from the nearby countryside, were gathered on the Lexington green when the British soldiers arrived. The minutemen were ordered to disperse. Shooting broke out. No one knows for
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