Every year, on the third Monday of April, the state of Massachusetts celebrates the Battles of Lexington and Concord (the first battles of the American Revolution). This holiday is known as Patriot’s Day.
Patriots’ day is a huge celebration for Massachusetts. There are parades, reenactments, the Boston Marathon, and a Red Sox game at Fenway Park.
Ways to celebrate Patriots’ Day from anywhere!
10 Patriots’ Day and Boston Marathon Facts
10 quick facts to help you learn about Boston and Patriots’ Day.
Causes of the American Revolution Interactive Notebook and Graphic Organizers
Free interactive notebook and graphic organizers to teach a unit on the causes of the American Revolution in an engaging way!
George Washington Unit Study
George Washington led the continental army during the American Revolution. This free supplemental unit study will teach you facts and dispel some myths about the father of our country.
Massachusetts Unit Study
Learn more about Massachusetts history (and Patriots’ Day) with this free Massachusetts Supplemental Unit Study!
No Taxation Without Representation
Great hands-on activity! Teach taxes through this free revolutionary war interactive activity.
Patriots’ Day Facts
Do you know that on April 19th, 1775 Massachusetts militia stood against 700 British troops.? The British troops were on their way to Concord to raid a stockpile of weapons. Learn more about Patriot’s Day with interesting facts.
Paul Revere Informational Writing Printable
Free graphic organizer to record facts and write about Paul Revere.
Schoolhouse Rock!: America – The Shot Heard ‘Round the World
Take a fun look at history through this Schoolhouse Rock animated song. A great way to celebrate Patriots’ Day for kids!
Liberty Kids 106- The Shot Heard ‘Round the World
Learn about the start of the Revolutionary War with the Liberty Kids.
Why We Celebrate Patriots’ Day
Learn about the history of Patriot’s Day and Patriot’s Day traditions from Harvard University.
Plan a visit
Plan a trip to visit the great state of Massachusetts with these field trip resources.
Massachusetts Educational Field Trips with Kids
Plan your trip to Massachusetts with ideas on botanical gardens, children’s museums, historic areas, and more.
Walk the Freedom Trail
Learn about the historic sites in Boston as you walk the Freedom Trail. Find places like the Old State House where the Declaration of Independence was first read and Granary Burying Ground where Paul Revere is buried!