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Tuesday, May 1

  1. page Learning Activities and Sequence edited History Investigates: Meriam's Corner {meriam-s-corner-concord.jpg} ... April 19 became the o…
    History Investigates: Meriam's Corner
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    April 19 became the openingtransformed from a day of the American Revolution. There beganwith two small, violent skirmishes to a running 16 mile long battle which
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    Corner is based upon conflicting sources, all exhibiting different points of view. These sourcesstill up for debate. There are the heart of this lesson, and students'multiple accounts which claim different actions at different places.
    Students
    will be evaluating these sources.
    Task: Students will investigate
    investigating what happenedoccurred at Meriam's Corner on April 19, 1775 and will attemptin order to determine two key ideas:answer the following:
    1) Where on the Meriam's property were the Regulars and Provincials located?
    2)
    Who initiated
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    SHOT FIRST)?
    2) Where specifically on the Meriam's property were the various people who gave accounts of the fighting located?
    To

    To
    do this,
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    the details of what happened at Meriam’s Corner on April 19, 1775 from the perspectives of several participants. As
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    Eyewitness Account chartgraphic organizer below which will help students think about context, point of view, and how to best use each document. This chart is simply an adaptation of an APPARTS chart, which many Social Studies teachers currently use in their classes. If you would likeorder to utilize APPARTS for this exercise it would work just as well.
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    determine the perspective of the speaker / author of each source.
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    addition, each
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    at Meriam's Corner.Corner in order to plot the locations of the different participants on that day.
    A jigsaw would be an appropriate and recommended strategy for students to use as students do not need to read every document to complete the final activity. In addition, teachers can choose to have students complete a class map of where the different historical figures were located.
    Once the students have completed analyzing the documents and plotting each participants location on the map, teacher holds a discussion about who the class believes fired first at Meriam’s Corner based on their reading of the primary sources. Additional discussion questions:
    Why does it matter who fired first? What does the location of each participant tell you about their intentions at Meriam’s Corner (hidden/taking shelter or marching in the middle of a road)
    Students then write a DBQ style essay in response to this question in which they cite specific sources to justify their reasoning:
    Was the violence at Meriam’s Corner necessary and justified?

    {APPARTS Meriams Corner.JPG}
    {Primary Source Analysis.docx}
    {Meriams Corner with labels geographical features and structures from 1775.jpg}
    {Printable Meriams Corner Map.docx}
    SummaryAlternative Summary Activity
    "In Their Shoes"
    In the eighteenth century men often chose to recount what they remember from moments in history, yet they often chose to keep their feelings and emotions of that time to themselves. The students' task is to give life to those emotions.
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    9:22 am

Tuesday, November 20

  1. msg Who Shot First ? message posted Who Shot First ? At Meriam's Corner the colonists had fired first. Governor John Brooks later told a writer that he …
    Who Shot First ?
    At Meriam's Corner the colonists had fired first. Governor John Brooks later told a writer that he had ordered his man to fire and they were the ones to begin firing upon the British soldiers.
    7:03 pm

Monday, November 19

  1. msg Who Shot First? message posted Who Shot First? I think the Ccolonists shot first. They had the advantage by being at the top of the hill, because …
    Who Shot First?
    I think the Ccolonists shot first. They had the advantage by being at the top of the hill, because the British were at the bottom, they had a smaller advantage to fire. The British didn't want to waste their gunpowder so they didn't want to shoot until they had a good range. The colonists also had a better aim to shoot at. Tons of British soldiers were squished in, marching for numerous miles, and hungry tired and cold and grumpy. All they wanted to do eat and be warm, so it was unlikely that they wanted to fire first and declare a battle.
  2. msg history honors period 1 message posted history honors period 1 i believe the british were the ones to fire the first shot by-sophonia f.
    history honors period 1
    i believe the british were the ones to fire the first shot

    by-sophonia f.
    6:09 am
  3. msg Who Shot first message posted Who Shot first I think the british shot first, because at the north bridge, theres alot of detail that the british…
    Who Shot first
    I think the british shot first, because at the north bridge, theres alot of detail that the british shot at the colonists first. Many of british soldiers were also people who dont mess around with BS. The colonists just shot back, because of the british shooting first.
    6:05 am
  4. msg who shot first message posted who shot first i think that neither the British or the colonists shot first but i do think that the British were t…
    who shot first
    i think that neither the British or the colonists shot first but i do think that the British were the first to respond. As soon as the unknown gunshot was fired the British started blasting without no thought of who just fired.
    5:24 am
  5. msg who shot first message posted who shot first i think that neither the British or the colonists shot first but i do think that the British were t…
    who shot first
    i think that neither the British or the colonists shot first but i do think that the British were the first to respond. As soon as the unknown gunshot was fired the British started blasting without no thought of who just fired.
    5:24 am
  6. msg Who Shot First ? message posted Who Shot First ? I believe that neither side shot first in Lexingtion, but I do think that the British were the…
    Who Shot First ?
    I believe that neither side shot first in Lexingtion, but I do think that the British were the first to respond to the sound of the unknown gunshot. I think so because in the letter of a private soldier he talks about how they charged and then shot due to the fact that they heard a gunshot. But the colonists said they did not fire first.
    But when it comes to the battle at Concord I believe the colonists shot first because they had the clear advantage over the British and the British wouldn't want to purposefully put all of their men in danger.
    4:20 am
  7. msg Who Shot First? message posted Who Shot First? I believe that the British shot first because there were more accounts saying that the British shot…
    Who Shot First?
    I believe that the British shot first because there were more accounts saying that the British shot firs. Also we learned that the British went out there that morning to attack the colonists so they would have most likely shot first.
    1:41 am

Sunday, November 18

  1. msg Who Shot First? message posted Who Shot First? Damandeep Singh I think the British shot first because even though nobody saw who shot first, th…
    Who Shot First?
    Damandeep Singh

    I think the British shot first because even though nobody saw who shot first, the witnesses the British had out numbered the Minute Man at the beginning (even before the other Min. Man from other towns found out about the British reaching Concord). So the British fired seeing weapons in the hands of the Min. Man and that's both sides really started shooting at each other.
    10:57 pm

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