Guest Author - Alissa Moy
Honor an American hero in history by learning about Paul Revere. Here is a unit plan to use with your homeschooler:
Language Arts- Read the poem The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (link for site at the end of the page). Discuss the poem with your child, asking several questions like-
1.How would you describe the mood of the poem?
2.Describe the feelings that Mr. Revere must have as he is rushing to tell everyone that the war has started...
3.What do you think he will accomplsh by informing the townspeople of the impending Revolutionary War?
Spelling- Have your child define and write a desciptive sentence for each of these words-
Social Studies- If you are not already studying The Revolutionary War, you can still have a review or overview lesson with your child. Check out the website "Son of the South" (link at the end of this page) for an excellent summary.
Reading- There are several books you can read with your child, or he or she can read independently. Younger elementary students will enjoy "And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?" by Jean Fritz. Older elementary students will find "Mr. Revere and I: Being an Account of certain Episodes in the Career of Paul Revere,Esq. as Revealed by his Horse" by Robert Lawson extremely interesting. Middle and high school students will be captivated by the biography titled "The Revolutionary Paul Revere" by Joel Miller. You can find these books, plus several other selections at the end of this article, available at Amazon.
Cooking- Cook up a tasty treat that Paul Revere likely carried in his saddlebags when on a long horse ride. Dried Apple Rings are a healthy and ymmy snack for children and adults alike. Please find the recipe below:
Dried Apple Rings
Ingredients & Tools Needed:
apple peeler, apple corer, sharp knife, string cut into 18-inch lengths, fresh apples.
1.Peel the apples.
2.Remove the cores and seeds using the corer or a sharp knife to cut a cylinder out of the center of each apple.
3.Next, slice the apples into rings, about 1/4 inch thick.
4.Now run a string through the rings. Be sure to leave spaces between the slices so that all surfaces of each of the rings are exposed to air.
5.Lastly, hang the apples in a cool dry place to dry. In a few weeks the apples will have become wrinkled and dried. At this time they are ready to eat! Leftovers can be stored in a covered container, out of direct sunlight. Enjoy!