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How did American colonists react to the Stamp Act of 1765? Your young historians will examine primary source material by reading excerpts from a transcription of the Pennsylvania Gazette and then identifying the sentiments expressed by colonists toward this tax. They will also compare the transmission of information today to that of colonial times, and will conclude by composing a letter to the editor of the Gazette from the perspective of a colonist. Tip: To easily locate the primary source document that is the main focus of this lesson, go to the provided link and find November 7 within the page.
"No taxation without representation!" While many have heard this rallying cry of the American colonists prior to the Revolutionary War, rarely is time given to hear the British reasoning behind their implementation of the Stamp Act. This worksheet, which presents the cases of both the British government and American colonists side-by-side, will help your class acquire valuable perspective on a key event contributing to the American Revolution.
Elementary and middle schoolers examine and evaluate different perspectives concerning events leading to the American Revolution. In this case, they hone in on the Stamp Act. They research controversial bills, laws, or events of the time period and decide whether or not they support or oppose the law.
Sixth graders examine the Stamp Act. In this Stamp Act instructional activity, 6th graders analyze documents surrounding the Stamp Act. Students determine the reasons, oppositions and impacts of the Stamp Act and organize this information on a chart. Students use this information to create an essay.
Fifth graders read documents to address why colonists were upset about the Stamp Act. In this sourcing and contextualization lesson, 5th graders read a variety of documents from the American Revolution and predict the author's perspective on the Stamp Act. Students discuss the documents to corroborate or cross-check their work.
Fourth graders discuss the Stamp Act and the preamble. In this social science lesson plan, 4th graders examine protests and show that the colonists reacted to the Stamp Act by protesting. Students study various cartoons and state what the people are protesting in the caroons.
Fifth graders watch videos, read poems, debate, and more about the Stamp Act of 1765. In this Stamp Act lesson plan, 5th graders relate to the colonists in the time of taxation.
Fifth graders describe the changes in King George III's policy toward the American colonies by sequencing key events between the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. They explain the colonial reactions to command decisions made by King George III and the British Parliament by describing events related to the Stamp Act and the Tea Act.
Fifth graders investigate the causes of the American Revolution. They explore how political, religious, and economic ideas and interests brought about the Revolution (e.g., the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, taxes on tea, coercive Acts). After all the investigations are discussed, the students prepare for a debate on the causes of the American Revolution.
Fifth graders examine the events leading up to the beginning of the Revolutionary War. In groups, they put the events into chronological order and create a timeline. As a class, they discuss the reprecussions of the Stamp Act, Quartering Act and Boston Port Act to end the lesson plan.
Fourth graders explore personal freedoms by analyzing U.S history. In this colonial era lesson, 4th graders identify the Colonial era and identify the 3 types of colonists that inhabited the U.S. at that time. Students define the Sugar Act, Stamp Act and Townshend acts before viewing a video in class.
Students read about and discuss three important events that led up to the American Revolution. They research and present information on the French and Indian War, the Sugar Act, and the Stamp Act then write a short newspaper article about one of the events.
Fifth graders view primary documents to become familiar with the causes of the American Revolutionary War. For this Causes of the American Revolution lesson, 5th graders answer questions based on the documents. Students complete a graphic organizer projected on an overhead projector.
Students examine British and Colonial perspectives on the Stamp Act through classroom simulation and document analysis. They discuss concept of taxes, and determine whether or not the Stamp Act was fair.
High schoolers analyze several eighteenth-century documents to determine the colonial opinion of Great Britain's attempts to tax the colonists in the 1760s. They read and discuss a variety of primary source material from the era.
Eleventh graders research and discuss the different points of view of colonists in terms of taxation, as well as how these viewpoints helped lead to the revolution.
In this teaching American history worksheet, students examine a primary source document regarding the Stamp Act. Students discuss their impressions of the document.
Fifth graders write about the Stamp Act and pretend they are being taxed by the British and write how they feel. In this Stamp Act lesson plan, 5th graders view a taxation simulation.
In this Stamp Act worksheet, young scholars fill in the blanks of the oath of support for the Stamp Act. Student also sign the fictitious document to show their support of the act.
Learners examine British and Colonial perspectives on the Stamp Act. They determine whether or not the act was fair. Students are intrdouced to the social and economic forces that pushed Americans toward Revolution.