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Teaching The First Shot: Lexington and Concord

The First Shot: Lexington and Concord

Britain's General Gage had a secret plan.\nDuring the wee hours of April 19, 1775, he would send out regiments of British soldiers quartered in Boston. Their destinations were LEXINGTON, where they would capture Colonial leaders Sam Adams and John Hancock, then CONCORD, where they would seize gunpowder.But spies and friends of the Americans leaked word of Gage's plan.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why was the first bullet fired at Lexington and Concord referred to as "the shot heard around the world?"
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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