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How do you teach fun facts about Paul Revere to kids?

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Kid-friendly resources about Paul Revere are growing in number and availability, from historical fiction books such as "Rush Revere and the American Revolution" to animated videos such as "Liberty's Kids," to an interactive website established by the Paul Revere House historical association. Unit study ideas and resources abound on the internet.

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Another resource about Paul Revere is the classic Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere," well illustrated in children's picture books under that title and available at most libraries and online. There are also many unit study ideas available on various blog websites. One such blog suggested brewing tea with younger children and discussing the Boston Tea party and other events leading up to the famous ride. There are also coloring pages with images of Paul Revere on his horse available for printing free online. Another idea is to find or create maps of Boston and locate key places, like the Old North Church and Paul Revere's house, and color in the route Paul Revere took. Advanced study could include naming the other two men who rode out that night and tracing their routes also. The Paul Revere House website, paulreverehouse.org, has a simplified map with all three routes noted. For people who live in or near Boston or can vacation there, the Paul Revere House offers tours. Visitors can also follow the trail covering the route Paul Revere took. There is also a three-cornered hat downloadable pattern that kids can use to make construction paper hats like the ones Paul Revere and others of that era wore.

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