(LIBERTY) BELL WORK
Do the Math
Find the sum of the letters of his name, using the scale below.
A = $.01, B = $.02, C = $.03, D = $.04, E = $.05,
F = $.06, G = $.7, H = $.08, I = $.09, J = $.10,
K = $.11, L = $.12, M = $.13, N = $.14, O = $.15,
P = $.16, Q = $.17, R = $.18, S = $.19, T = $.20,
U = $.21, V = $.22, W = $.23, X = $.24, Y = $.25,
Z = $.26
What would be your ideal job when you grow up? Explain.
Using the parts in Paul Revere's name,
create a list of words to fit in the categories below.
Pay particular attention to spelling patterns.
Read the sentence below. Do you see any problems?
Do not rewrite the sentence. In fact, don't even fix
the sentence. Instead, on your paper,
tell the writer three things that need to be corrected.
He listened care fully to the historical account
of Paul Reveres ride
Augment the sentence below to greatly improve it. Record your improved sentence on your paper.
Paul rode his horse.
*Augment: make (something) greater by adding to it
It's your turn. Let's make Mr. Revere proud!
We will work through the instructions on this Make It...a Wonderful Life blog page to make our own aluminum foil decorations.
We may also "monogram" some of the stainless forks or spoons in our school cafeteria before all is said and done about Paul Revere.
Paul's first job, the one he is known for, was as a silversmith. The newspaper advertisement to the left was for the products he created (Keep in mind that s's appearing in the middle of a word often looked like f's in those days.)
To see more about how currency (paper money) is made today, watch this:
Paul Revere engraved plates for printing on paper, sometimes creating art that expressed political beliefs (as in his famous rendition of the Boston Massacre, left), and even making some of the first colonial currency (below) Printing on paper was not a matter of using a rubber stamp bought at the craft store. It involved much more, including the developed talent for intricately carving fine lines into the metal plate.
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He also practiced as a dentist from 1768 to 1775, to the extent that his time and skills allowed. He cleaned teeth, fastened in false teeth and sold toothpaste. Contrary to popular myth, he did not make George Washington’s false teeth. There is no evidence he made full sets of dentures.
He even made the first positive identification of a dead body, basing his findings on the dental work that he performed on his friend Major General Joseph Warren. Warren had died in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Learn more about this by viewing this short clip (left) from Stars and Stripes.
Another map (this one interactive) of the ride(s) is located on the website for Paul Revere's house in Boston.
Yes, Paul Revere made a famous ride, but first he served in the military and in politics. Earlier, he was involved in planning the Boston Tea Party and spreading the word of the event. The ride itself (Study the map, left.), meant to warn people the regular British army was arriving by water, was probably more complicated than can be quickly explained. Hopefully the resources here will be useful in understanding what actually happened.
While We're on the Subject