Monday, February 10, 2014

Today's Lesson: John Parker, The Battles of Lexington and Concord

“Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” - John Parker

Captain John Parker commanded the Lexington militia at the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775, here is a coloring sheet about the Battles of Lexington and Concord.   Learn more about Captain Parker by reading this biography.  Read a short summary of the battles appropriate for younger kids.  This reading comprehension lesson plan about the Battle of Lexington, is appropriate for older kids and another interactive one, if you are short on time try this worksheet reading a short passage and answering a couple of questions.  Use art to teach about the battles with this lesson.   Check out this interactive map activity as well.  Finish off the day with Liberty's Kids episode 6 "The Shot Heard Round the World."  

Make "fire-cake" in the oven and serve with soup or stew.  We are having "cock-a-leekie," but not that version because it sounds gross, I usually make my own version
"Fire-cakes" made in the oven 

My Cock-a-leekie soup

Have Fun Learning!