What really happened at the Battle of Lexington? In this lesson, students practice sourcing, corroboration, and contextualization as they weigh competing accounts of who fired the first shots of the Revolutionary War.
[Lesson Plan, PowerPoint, and Original Documents updated 6/13/16.]
Image: Engraving of the Battle of Lexington made by Cornelius Tiebout in the 1790s. From the Library of Congress.