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Paul Revere’s Horse is Missing!

Paul Revere’s Horse is Missing!

History Mystery (Grades 3-6):   Paul Revere’s Missing HorsePaul Revere

 THE BRITISH ARE COMING! THE BRITISH ARE COMING … and our hero Paul Revere has lost his horse on the eve of his famous ride. Join the glory-driven Paul as he stumbles and bumbles his way through colonial Boston in a desperate and frantic search for his stolen steed. Along the way, you’ll meet a host of delightful characters including a Torie tea salesman down on his luck, a rough and tumble family heading West, and even the fiery war hawk Molly Pitcher. This fun-filled show will generate enthusiasm for history, theatre, problem solving and teamwork.

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EDUCATIONAL VALUE

The show focuses on applied learning skills, problem-solving, communication, teamwork and making connections.  MYSTERY SHOP performances stimulate the mind as well as the funny bone. Puzzles and red herrings abound in our two-hour presentation of Paul Revere’s Missing Horse.

 Children will:

*          Learn and share basic knowledge of the 13 original colonies

*          Work with a map in order to find clues necessary to solve the mystery

*          Work with a timeline focusing on events leading up to the Revolutionary War

*          Work as a team (contributing individually as well as members of a group)

*          Think analytically by deductive reasoning, observation and recall, and making inferences.

*          Follow directions (both verbal and written)

*          HAVE FUN!

CONTENT KNOWLEDGE

Through the course of the play, children will be able to demonstrate knowledge of many significant historical events and concepts, including:

*          The Sons of Liberty

*          Loyalists/Tories

*          The Townshend Acts

*          The 13 original colonies

*          The hectic rigors of life on a colonial farm

*          The delicate position of Loyalists in a city filled with the “Spirit of ‘76”

*          The significant role of women in the Revolutionary War (especially the feisty Molly Pitcher and the brave Deborah Sampson)

*          The tenacity and will necessary for families venturing West

*          The necessity of colonists working together to defeat the most powerful nation in the world

*          E Pluribus Unum: Paul Revere may be the hero in the history books, but victory does not rest in the hands (and horse) of ONE man. It lies in the hands and hearts of MANY men, women and children, acting as one.

History Mystery
Paul Revere’s Missing Horse

 

Help Paul find his horse. Start the school year off right by booking your school assembly.  E Pluribus Unum!

Call us at 630-690-1105 (or e-mail tms@TheMysteryShop.com) to book your performance now.

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