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Not Getting the News about the Stamp Act
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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 40 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Tea, Taxes, and the American Revolution
Rather than simply summarizing the events that led to the American Revolution, have your learners listen as John Green offers some interesting points to be used as discussion or writing prompts in your review of the war. Green details early American colonies as self-governing entities, brings to light some hypocrisies of the War for Independence, and concludes by discussing the influence of the Enlightenment.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Was the Stamp Act Fair?
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.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 15 Views 258 Downloads
Causes of the American Revolution
Beginning with the experience of hearing that lockers in school will be taxed, through analysis of political cartoons and informational text, and culminating in a debate between loyalists and patriots, your class members will engage in a comprehensive review of the causes of the American Revolution.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 130 Views 109 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Empire to Independence
Here is a wonderful presentation, perfect for setting the stage for the Revolutionary War. Containing great information and images, it acts as a timeline of events starting with the French Indian War and ending with the dawn of the American Revolution.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 50 Views 137 Downloads
The Stamp Act and Virtual Representation
"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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 31 Views 30 Downloads
Colonial Broadsides and the American Revolution
Students access the Library of Congress's collection of Broadsides (printed material with news, entertainment, advertisements, etc.) and explore their impact on events leading up to the Revolutionary War. They create a timeline with their findings.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 17 Downloads
US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War
Complete with territory maps, photos, and interesting anecdotes, this video covers the major events of American History, roughly from 1754 to 1865. Plymouth and Jamestown are mentioned in the beginning of the video, but the speaker "fast-forwards" 130 years to discuss the French and Indian War.
18 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 53 Views 258 Downloads
The Stamp Act Effect
Sixth graders examine the Stamp Act. In this Stamp Act lesson, 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.
6th Language Arts 5 Views 47 Downloads
Why were the colonists upset about the Stamp Act?
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.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Stamp Act/Taxation Without Representation
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 cartoons.
4th Social Studies & History 7 Views 4 Downloads
The American Revolution, Guided Reading
This McDougal Littell worksheet provides a graphic organizer for US History class members to record information on the causes and effects of events like France entering the war, the British closing Boston harbor, passing the Stamp Act, and more.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 337 Downloads
New Review The Continental Congress
Here is a fantastic video highlighting the role of Thomas Jefferson at the Continental Congress, focusing on the language of the Declaration of Independence and its listing of grievances against the British government.
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Bossy Britain Upsets Colonists
Students examine the causes of dissatisfaction that led to the American Revolution. Then they make a Flap Vocabulary Book and glue on a map of the thirteen colonies and make a title page called "Road to War in it." Students also identify and interpret the Proclamation Act of 1763, the Sugar Act 1764, the Stamp Act 1765, and what the colonial mindset what during this period.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 11 Views 130 Downloads
History is a Series of Decisions
Students examine cause and effect. In this American Revolution lesson, students analyze primary source documents regarding the Stamp Act, the Boston Massacre, and George Washington. Students imagine if the events had unfolded differently and write about counterfactual history possibilities.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 26 Downloads
Getting the News about the Stamp Act
Students review opinions of the Stamp Act as stated in colonial newspaper articles of the 1760's. They compare colonial newspapers to those of today. They take a side regarding the Tax Act and write a note to a friend explaining their position.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Colonial Reaction To The Stamp Act
Students 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 24 Downloads