Taxation without Representation Demo (warm-up)
Colonists response web (attached)
Vocab Cut-Paste Activity (attached)
Demonstrate Stamp Act At the beginning of class ask students for their point cards (or whatever piece of paper they may be using in class that day). After a little bit call the students back to your desk to get their paper. But ask for a tax (candy, money, token) in order to get their paper back. Continue to demand a tax in order for papers to be handed back. After a while say you are going to the office to get the principal for the kid’s noncompliance. While you are out of the room have para support help to get the students organized to form a “protest” of your new demands. Students can make signs, block the door, or any organized form of protest.
Upon arrival you should see your students demonstrating their frustration with your “tax”.
Regroup students and have discussion on how this is
what the colonists went through with the Stamp Act and their protest were similar to the ones the class just had.
Colonies-England Trade Map (attached)
Read Seeds of Revolution Page 11-13 (copy for each student and adapt as needed)
Ask comprehension questions during reading
Vocabulary Review and Essential Question. Demonstration of Tea Act with “Milk Act.” Tell the kids that the principal is starting a new policy that milk will now cost $5.00 at each lunch. Get the kids reaction to this new policy and have them come up with ways to respond. (Using assistance from principal and cafeteria have kids “take” cartons of milk and “throw them out” as an act of protest and demonstration.)
Tea Act Vocabulary (attached)
Boston Tea Party Vocabulary (attached)
Review pages 11-13 Read Seeds of Revolution Page 14-16
Cause-Effect of Colonists emotion web (attached)
Read A Loud: review pages 11-13 Seeds of Revolution then read 14-16 (copy for each student and adapt as needed)
Discuss and ask questions as you read
With support/help from Gym Teachers, using soft Koosh balls demonstrate the snow ball fight that led to the Boston Massacre occurring and the first shots of the Revolutionary War. Teacher and para can be the British Soldiers standing guard of the classroom door. Students can be kids in Boston making fun of teachers and demanding to get into the classroom. Using a peer mentor or lead student, have them throw the first snow ball in an attempt to get the teacher and para to move out of the way. Have rest of kids join in on the chaos and begin to throw snow balls at the teacher. Teacher and para can be substituted with the principal or whomever was making the phone calls in lesson 1 to continue to trend of 1 particular person doing all the demanding on the students.
The Boston Massacre Vocab (attached)
Read Seeds of Revolution Review Page 11-16. Read pages 17-18 (copy for each student and adapt as needed)
Ask questions and discuss
Timeline Sequence activity: see review sheet attachment: cut sentences into strips and have students sequence the events. (differentiate by determining number of events for each student by their ability
Causes of Revolutionary War Poster Have kids put together a tri-fold poster that includes 3 causes of the Revolutionary War. Poster should include a title, picture and caption of the picture. The 3 causes should be in chronological order. See attached documents with examples of possible causes.