The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Paul Revere, famous American revolution patriot, is most remembered today for his night-time ride before the battles of Lexington and Concord. His famous “Midnight ride” took place on the night of April 18, 1775 – exactly 244 years ago next Thursday. William Dawes and Revere were instructed by Dr. Joseph Warren to ride from Boston to Lexington to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams of the movements of the British Army. Today’s  resources celebrate both the man and the events of that night.

Listen My Children (MP3 audio) – FIRST UP up this a great half hour audio story about Revere’s life and influence,including the events of that fateful night, as originally dramatized on the radio program “Cavalcade of America”, in December, 1952.

CLICK HERE to listen to this MP3 audio program!

“Listen My Children” Listening Guide (PDF ebooklet) -NEXT you’ll want to use our PDF “Listening Guide” that accompanies the audio program.

CLICK HERE to read or download the PDF listening guide.

Paul Revere’s Ride (MP3 audio) – Finally, we have a SECOND classic audio for you… a great dramatic reading of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s classic poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride” as performed by Frederic March. This is an excellent dramatic reading of this classic American poem and runs about 10 minutes.

CLICK HERE to listen to “Paul Revere’s Ride”!