Join, or Die: Reenacting the Albany Conference

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The Albany Congress was one of the first attempts at colonial unity. While it was an effort against the French during the French and Indian War, it was one of the events leading up to the American Revolution. Scholars consider the pivotal moment using a simulation that looks at the famous "Join or Die" cartoon and the role of Benjamin Franklin in the historic event. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Hold a re-enactment of the Albany Congress using the resource as a guide
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of a collection of lessons in celebration of the life and ideas of Ben Franklin
  • Learners may require additional background on the French and Indian War before using the resource
Pros

  • Activity includes extension ideas 
  • Worksheets and procedures and clear and easy to implement
  • Lesson plan offers ideas for various forms of assessment, making it easy to adapt
Cons

  • Links on the resource do not work, but primary sources may be found with additional research