Grade 8
A Moment in Time
  A Minuteman
(Use with p. 64.)

Bring the Battle of Lexington and Concord to life with these Internet sites.

April 19, 1775: The Shot Heard Round the World
Relive the violent clashes between minutemen and the British army at Lexington and Concord. Click Battle Scene Mural for a step-by-step account of the first battle in America's long road to independence.

What advantages did the minutemen have over the British army? Look for clues in the battle mural and in the descriptions of the events.

The Battle of Lexington and Concord
Research the events of the Battle of Lexington and Concord at this Internet site from the Army ROTC at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. You can view battle maps, read about key British leaders and colonial Minutemen, and learn about events leading up to the skirmish.