This Why Did Some Colonial Virginians Continue to Support the King? lesson plan also includes:
Not all colonials supported the American Revolution. A resource from the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ask young historians to investigate the reasons why some colonial Virginians were loyalist and continued to support King George. Class members examine a political cartoon, selected quotes from Samuel Seabury, and the Dunmore Proclamation of 1775 to answer the question.
- Include in a unit study of the American Revolution
- Pair with the next lesson in the series about why some colonials sought Independence
- Additional prep time required to prepare materials and copy handouts
- Part of a series of lessons about the American Revolution from the Yorktown Museum
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- The activities demonstrate the risks colonists faced by supporting the patriots