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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.
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 instructional activity, 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.
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.
"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.
Fourth graders explore personal freedoms by analyzing U.S history. In this colonial era instructional activity, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, learners 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.
Eleventh graders explore the origins of colonial objections to "taxation without representation".  In this American History lesson, 11th graders create a presentation on specific topics in relation to the Stamp Act.
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. The plan of union, Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, Tea Act, Boston Massacre, and George Washington are described in rich detail.
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.
Students explore the causes of the American Revolution. In this American Revolution lesson, students describe the major and important people of the Ameican Revolution. Students watch videos fill out timelines do Internet research to better understand the Revolutionary War.
Students examine political cartoons. In this colonial America lesson plan, students analyze political cartoons pertaining to the Stamp Act.

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