On April 19, 1775, the first battles of the American Revolution began in the towns of Lexington and Concord.  Although the colonists fought and won liberty and independence it would take another war on US soil to see liberty extended to all.
This unit was created in collaboration with the Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, Massachusetts.
 
The lessons are designed to be used in a classroom.  They can be used for whole group instruction or for small, independent groups.  If you are using the lesson for whole class instruction, be sure to check the "Teacher Notes" links at the bottom of the lesson pages.
 
All materials are available online through this website, though there are recommended books that may be found at local or school libraries.
Peter Salem
Artwork by John Rush.

Depiction of Peter Salem, a Minute Man from Framingham who fought at the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, White Plains, Saratoga, Valley Forge, and Monmouth (Quintal p 190-191).