The Freedom Trail Foundation offers a 100-page Freedom Trail Foundation American Revolution Curriculum Guide. This detailed and extensive curriculum guide includes lesson plans, suggested uses, Massachusetts History and Social Science Frameworks Connections, an extensive bibliography, and photographs of Freedom Trail sites and Freedom Trail Players (18th century costumed guides) and a map of the Midnight Ride. The Curriculum Guide is provided on a CD. Content includes:
CITY FACES: DAILY LIFE and ECONOMICS of REVOLUTIONARY BOSTON
Who Were the Puritans
Sacred Cod and the Economics of the Cod Trade
Education in Massachusetts
Women and the Revolution
REVOLUTION: PROPAGANDA, MYTHS, and LONGFELLOW
The Boston Massacre
Pamphlets and Broadsides
The Midnight Ride
John Adams, Hancock and Sam Adams
The Boston Tea Party
LESSON PLAN SYNOPSIS
PHOTOGRAPHS of Freedom Trail sites and 18th century costumed guides
Paul Revere's midnight ride
Online game of the American Revolution in Boston as seen through the eyes of a young apprentice
Click here to order the Freedom Trail Foundation American Revolution Curriculum Guide on a CD (cost is $30.00 plus $2.50 shipping) with an added bonus CD of over 50 images of the Freedom Trail sites, 18th century costumed guides, and a historic map of Paul Revere's route on the Midnight Ride. (Curriculum Guide is free for teachers participating in the Freedom Trail Scholars in-school history program.) Please contact Info@TheFreedomTrail.org if you have any questions.
Field Trip Ideas
The Freedom Trail Foundation offers a variety of field trips for schoolchildren of all ages. Walking tours, trolley tours, performances, interactive programs, land and sea tours, and audio tours are all great ways for kids to experience the rich history found along the Freedom Trail firsthand. For a complete, detailed listing of the Foundation's programs, visit our Group Tours and Field Trips section. A walk along the Freedom Trail and visit the sites offer interactive educational programs for kids. What better way to learn about the American Revolution than to visit the places where it all unfolded!
Don’t forget to access the Classroom Tools at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Curricula created by teachers and the Society’s education staff is based on historical manuscripts and other primary sources from collections held by the MHS. Coming of the American Revolution, primary sources, and contexture essays arranged into 15 topics relating to the events leading up to the American Revolution. MHS also offers Teacher Fellowships and Seminars on various topics. Connect with the MHS for more information. http://www.masshist.org.