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234th Anniversary of Paul Revere's Ride...

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Saturday is the anniversary and Homeschool Freebie of the day has put together a great freebie on this if any are interested. It has two classic audio recordings to go along with a guide. Here is a copy of what is coming and it's free!!! I love this site.


"Just a quick note to let you know that TOMORROW'S

homeschoolfreebieoftheday resource on Paul Revere's Ride

(the 234th anniversary of which is this Saturday)

turned out to be MUCH bigger than we originally

announced in this week's "Heads Up" email.


We sorta got carried away with this, and

actually ended up with FOUR wonderful resources

all related to Revere and the history surrounding his

midnight ride. Here's the complete rundown:



Listen My Children (MP3 audio) -

FIRST UP up this a great half hour audio story about

Revere's long life and influence, including the events of

that fateful night, as originally dramatized on the radio

program "Cavalcade of America", in December, 1952.



"Listen My Children" Listening Guide (PDF ebooklet) -

Next, you'll want to use this PDF discussion guide with

background info and questions to accompany the above audio program.



Paul Revere's Ride (MP3 audio) - Next, we have a SECOND

classic audio for you: A wonderful dramatic performance of

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's classic poem,

"Paul Revere's Ride" as performed by Frederic March.

If your kids have never heard it, they are missing

out on one of the quintessential American poems. Give it a listen!



And FINALLY, we also have a neat PDF art study lesson focusing

on paintings & sculptures depicting Paul Revere (as well as

the Minutemen), courtesy of Yes You Can! Publications.

This is lots of fun and a great way to combine history

with art appreciation & hands-on activities to boot.



Again, ALL of these resources will be featured on our site

tomorrow (Friday) and through the entire weekend."



Here is the site...http://www.homeschoolfreebie.wholesomechildhood.com/

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The one he didn't actually complete?


He set out to do the ride, but about half-way through, he was arrested by the Brits in Lincoln, MA and escorted back to Lexington. The other two guys (Dawes and Prescott) escaped, but did not complete it. I imagine some folks were warned along the way, but the destination (Concord) wasn't reached.


(source: "American History", book, ed. USIA (out of print) )




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I wrote it poorly
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I think there were actually three riders and only one of them delivered the warning. Both Revere and the other rider were arrested.


Revere was an active participant in the Sons of Liberty and a patriot. He wasn't the only guy you could write a poem about, but he wasn't exactly irrelevant either.


Maybe his name sounded better in the poem? It's curious, isn't it, why he chose Revere and not the successful guy.

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