This is a 2 - 2 1/2 week (~1 hour each day) activity that is to be used all with TCI Social Studies Alive textbook chapters 10 and 11. This activity is written in a UBD format, includes accommodations, and enrichment.
During this activity students will take on individual colonial roles, receive daily wages, purchase goods from the markets*, understand the strain and unfairness of taxes and quartering of solders. As tensions rise, the division between the Patriots and Loyalist becomes greater, ending in a debate.
*this does require you to purchase goods (in accordance to your school policy), take on the role of "port" and England, and implement taxes on select goods.