Learning At Home
We hope these activities and videos will help teachers and students enrich the study of history at home!
Craftsmanship and Apprenticeship:
- Watch an introduction with museum educator Dave Rahaim about being an apprentice.
- Become an apprentice tinsmith at home!
- Learn about colonial kitchens and baking in the colonial era. Read or cook some colonial recipes!
- Find out what children wore in the colonies with museum educator Maureen McAleer!
The American Revolution and April 19, 1775, The Battle of Concord:
Paul Revere’s Ride:
- Look closely at a painting by N.C.Wyeth and a very famous lantern!
- Watch a fun video about Paul Revere’s Horse and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” (with puppets!) made by Vaudeville Pictures and filmed on location!
- Watch a video about the events of April 19, 1775, with museum educator Dave Rahaim.
- Learn about powder horns and design your own!
- Look closely at the Minuteman statue by Daniel Chester French commemorating the Battle of Concord.
- Take a 5-minute tour of the Minuteman Statue at the North Bridge with museum educator Mary-Wren vanderWilden.
Teaching about Paul Revere?
Check out the resources that the American Antiquarian Society Society and the Concord Museum put together for the special exhibition: Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere and His Ride including lesson plans for teachers.
Looking for more?
- Sign-up for weekly History at Home emails packed with fun videos, activities, and images for all ages.
- Explore resources about Henry David Thoreau from K-12 teachers who were part of our National Endowment for the Humanities Teacher Workshops on Henry David Thoreau in 2017 and 2019.