Comparing Images of the Battles of Lexington and Concord


  • Aug 7 2010 6:29 AM

    Cort Mitchell

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.  Lesson can easily be used with fifth grade.

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  • Original Source:
    National Museum of American History

    Conditions of Use:
    None Specified


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historical document analysis with three contrasting images of the Battles of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. Less

Learning Registry Activity


    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 9

    Topics: History-Social Science, United States History


    Resource Pedagogy

    Resource Type/Classification:

    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Teachers