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Young scholars design a commemorative postage stamp in honor of a person or event they believe is worthy of the honor. After the class brainstorms a list of worthy subjects, they all design a stamp that celebrates one of those subjects.
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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...
5th Social Studies & History
Fourth of July (Grades 3-5)
Bring history to life for your young scholars with a Fourth of July lesson series. After a class reading of the Declaration of Independence, students translate this pivotal document into layman's terms before working in small groups to...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Stamp Act/Taxation Without Representation
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...
4th Social Studies & History
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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History