Listen to Paul Revere’s Ride!

April 14th, 2022 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

It’s Thursday, April 14, 2022, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

NPR: Listen to “Paul Revere’s Ride”

(www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1231017)

Grade 5 & up, with parental supervision

April 18th is the anniversary of Paul Revere’s Ride. In 1775, Revere rode by horseback to warn Sam Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them. A quintessential moment in the American Revolution, it was depicted in the poem, Paul Revere’s Ride, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

At this website, National Public Radio offers a free audio recording of the poem that includes a discussion of the background of Revere’s ride, including the historical inaccuracies in the poem.

It may be helpful to read the poem as you listen to it recited. Read the poem online or print it out to read offline here.

Then, take a “Virtual Midnight Ride” with this interactive map.

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