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Paul Revere and the American Revolution

Paul Revere played an important role in the American Revolution but not just because of his famous Midnight Ride. 

This lesson and slide show will demonstate that Mr. Revere used his many talents to further the cause of the Sons of Liberty. He was a great patriot before, during, and after the Revolutionary War.

What students will do during the slide show:

1.Students will analyze portraits of Paul Revere by John Singleton Copley and Gilbert Stuart.

2. Students will compare old and new maps of Boston, and think about how the famous midnight ride would be different today.  

3. Students will look at three of Revere's engravings and his Sons of Liberty Bowl. They will learn how he used his artistic talents to make political statements.

4. Students will learn what a primary source is; namely works of art, writings, and maps created during the period being studied.





Created By

shelly santaniello


History/Social Studies

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