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The unit starts by having the students take part in a mock trial of the of participants of the Boston Massacre. Once they argue and defend their way though they can be introduced to the people involved through speed dating
Students will work as a team to produce a media kit for either the Loyalist or Patriots. This is a modified version of American Revolution: When is compromise not an option?
. Students will create a media kit and present it at a culminating town hall meeting.
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Kick start the activity with a modified mock trial. Each student will practice the judicial process and learn about the early revolutionary movement.
for them to interact with the historical figures.
*BIE formatted Project Documents
The students will get an Entry Document with the expectations and due dates. Included are three check points, an empty project calendar, self assessment and rubrics.
Over 70 pages of manipulatives, stations, and handouts!
Included are the American Revolution Manipulatives
with 70 pages of word walls, stations and manipulatives complete with a variety of task cards.
Also get a mini-lessons on "How to annotate a text", comparing and contrasting the Continental Congresses, and story arcing the events in the American Revolution.
Students are given the article that Benjamin Franklin wrote about British taxes. After being given a chance to annotate and discuss the article. They are assigned a profession and called to meeting. Their job- convince the visiting neutralist to come to their side.
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