Students 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
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...
4th Social Studies & History
Colonial Broadsides and the American Revolution
Learners 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