Boston Massacre Primary & Secondary Source Analysis
This resource on the Boston Massacre has students analyzing 4 visual depictions of the event and 2 primary source newspaper accounts for an awesome Common Core-aligned lesson!
Your download includes all 4 pictures of the event, an account from a London paper showing the British perspective and an account from a Boston paper that favors the colonists. Students use a 2-page worksheet to answer questions as they analyze each document then complete a Venn Diagram comparing them. Finally, students create their own cartoon and editorial on what they believe really happened and who caused the Boston Massacre.
This is a very thorough lesson that has your students utilizing their higher-level thinking skills and is great for incorporating Common Core strategies into your lesson!
An answer key is included for your convenience.
This download now also includes both printable and Google Docs versions
of the activity! If you're in a paperless classroom or just want to integrate more digital resources, you can use the provided link to bring this resource into Google Classroom!
The editable Google Docs version features links to online resources about the Boston Massacre plus online images so students can research and answer the questions.
★ This resource can also be downloaded as part of the American Revolution Complete Unit Bundle
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