Activities for Lesson 4

People in the colonies learned about the Boston Massacre from posters illustrated by Paul Revere. Make a poster to tell what happened in Boston on March 5, 1770.


Vote Could you live without these items if it was against your principles to pay a tax on them?

  Yes No
television    
bicycle    
radio    
soda    
jeans    
chips    
comic books    
jewelry    
computer    
tea    
Nintendo, Sega, etc.    
stuffed animals    
sunglasses    
gum    
CDs    
basketball    
baseball cards    
soap    
French fries    
pizza    
dolls    
hair dryer    
calculator    

Have a Tea Tasting
Drinking tea was an important part of English life. The colonists brought this custom with them to America. When the British Parliament  refused to remove the tax on tea, the Patriots felt frustrated. Have your students sample tea. Make several flavors such as lemon, orange, blackberry, raspberry, apple, etc. Add cream and sugar. Put together a bar graph to show class favorites.

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Class Favorites

Number of Students Who Like this Flavor the Best 10              
9              
8              
7              
6              
5              
4              
3              
2              
1              
  lemon orange blackberry raspberry apple peppermint plain

Videos Appropriate for this Lesson

American History for Children:  I Went to the Boston Tea Party

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