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Reading Like a Historian: Battle of Lexington

Reading Like a Historian: Battle of Lexington

In this lesson, students will study the first outbreak of violence in the American Revolution in an effort to answer the central historical question: What happened at the Battle of Lexington? Through sourcing and contextualization questions students will study a textbook passage on the battle, 2 primary source documents (one from a British soldier and one from a group of minutemen), and 2 paintings of the battle. As a final assessment, students will rewrite the textbook�__s account, taking into account the new perspectives they have learned.

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