Patriots’ Day

Monday, April 17th, 2017, is the official holiday this year to remember the Battles of Lexington and Concord that began the Revolutionary War 242 years ago in 1775. (The actual date was April 19th, 1775) Both Paul Revere and the British regulars started moving towards Concord between 10pm and 11pm on the 18th of April. In this investigation, students calculate the rates of

  • The British crossing from Boston to Cambridge by boat
  • Paul Revere riding from Boston to Lexington
  • The British marching throughout the night to Lexington and Concord.

Students will appreciate what a difficult night and morning all of the soldiers experienced as they analyze how long, at what rates, and when soldiers were traveling.

By clicking on this map, you can get a larger map to show your class.


For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions.

April19th.doc         April19th-solutions.pdf

CCSS: 6.RP, 6.EE, 7.RP

Below is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem read by C David Cottrill.


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