[Surfnetkids: 12 Jan 2011] Paul Revere

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#1. January 12, 2011

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Are you now or have you ever been a BlackBerry phone user? I am (still!). Although on many tech fronts, I am an early adopter, it’s been a long time since I was out on the bleeding-edge of phone technology.

Anyway, today I am opening with a bit of humor. It is not quite “classroom safe” because there a few adult innuendoes, but this video clip from the BBC One is very, very funny. Let me know what you think. It is called “My BlackBerry is Not Working.”


See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Paul Revere

by Barbara J. Feldman

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Paul Revere (1735 – 1818) was an American patriot best known for riding on a borrowed horse from Boston to Lexington on April 18, 1775 to warn the colonists that British troops were approaching. The next day, when the British arrived in Lexington, the colonial minutemen were waiting for them.

Archiving Early America: Paul Revere, Messenger of the Revolution
“The Regulars are coming! The Regulars are coming!” Be sure to turn your speakers on before arriving at this animated slide show describing Revere’s famous ride. “Paul Revere had an illustrious career as an engraver, silversmith, watchmaker and solider, but above all we will always remember him as a patriot and folk hero in the name of freedom.” Although there are no links to more Paul Revere resources from this page, you’ll find more searching for “Paul Revere” in the site search box.

AmericanRevolution.org: Revere Speaks
“I, Paul Revere, of Boston, in the colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New England; of lawful age, do testify and say; that I was sent for by Dr. Joseph Warren, of said Boston, on the evening of the 18th of April, about 10 o’clock …” Read about the events of April 18, 1775 as written by Revere himself. The colonial language can be a bit difficult to follow, but as you read this, consider how Revere’s account of that night differs from the famous Longfellow poem.

Kids and History: A Paul Revere Virtual Museum
This virtual museum and Teacher’s Guide was created by fifth-grade teacher Kimberly Hamilton more than ten years ago. So, although the site navigation feels a bit dated, the content is still first rate! The exhibits are divided into five halls, each with an offline activity or two. Start with Paul Revere’s Ride (Exhibit Hall 1) and pass through The REAL Story, Colonial Boston, Ride with Paul Revere and Music of the Revolutionary War. Suggested class activities include reading Longfellow’s poem aloud, making a paper model of the Revere House, and writing new lyrics to Yankee Doodle or God Save the King.

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