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Curriculum Guide & Resources

Curriculum Guide
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 Player and a map of the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. The Curriculum Guide is provided on a CD and available via Foundation's online store.  For a detailed list of contents, please click on the Curriculum Guide Contents button below.

Mission US
“For Crown or Colony?” is the first in the award-winning series of educational games designed to immerse middle school students in United States history. Players step into the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a 14-year-old printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston, where they encounter both Patriots and Loyalists. When rising tensions result in the Boston Massacre, they must choose where their loyalties lie. A comprehensive educators' guide provides support materials for classroom use.  Play now!

Curriculum Guide Contents

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Curriculum Guide contents include: 

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

LESSON PLAN SYNOPSIS 

PHOTOGRAPHS of Freedom Trail sites and 18th-century costumed guides 

MAPS
Paul Revere's midnight ride 
Freedom Trail