Early American History: Paul Revere ~ Week 8 Lesson Plan For Kindergarten and First Grade

Early American History Button CRH FeatureThis post is part of the Early American History series. For a suggested class schedule, an overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please see the introductory post.

In this lesson you will teach your students about the unfair taxes imposed by England on the Colonies, the Boston Tea Party, and Paul Revere.

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Additional Items Recommended For This Lesson

Week 8 Lesson Plan

For suggestions on how to conduct each activity below, please see the introductory post.

Year and Subject
1775: Unfair taxes, the Boston Tea Party, and Paul Revere.

Map Activity
Find Boston, Massachusetts.

Set the stage for the story of Paul Revere’s ride by reading pages 18 – 22 of If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution. Then, read Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride by Stephen Krensky.

Timeline Figures
Please click here for Timeline instructions and free printables.
Tea, Paul Revere

History Journal
Please click here for History Journal assembly instructions and free printables.
Page 13: Unfair Taxes (The Light and the Glory : Children’s Activity Book – page 44)
Page 14: Boston Tea Party (The Light and the Glory Children’s Activity Book – page 47)
Page 15: Paul Revere Coloring and Tracing Page (free printable on History Journal Assembly post)

Activity: Five Stones Game 
This idea came from the Paul Revere House web site.  Please see this page about the Revere children for the origin of this game and directions on how to play.

Food: Maple Cream
Maple Cream was a favorite treat of colonial children.  Find the recipe on page 19 of Colonial Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes.

Timesaver Snack Idea: Apple slices with maple syrup.

More Activity and Craft Ideas
If you have additional time, you can make a lantern with your children, to remind them of the story of Paul Revere’s ride.  You’ll need tissue paper squares, construction paper frames and candles, wax paper, glue, water, and paintbrushes:

Please see my American History Pinterest Board for more craft ideas!

Text Copyright 2015 Kathryn Depew

“Paul Revere” by John Singleton Copley. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons.

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