This lesson plan is a day of group activities where the students will read an article from the Boston Gazette and the witness testimonies from the Boston Massacre (the website used to obtain the primary sources is attached within the lesson plan). I have edited the primary sources slightly to make them age appropriate for middle school within this document.
-packet is all within one word document includes: lesson plan, warm up questions, common core and essential standards, detailed activity outline, paintings, primary sources, and worksheets for the groups.
The group activity will be include a worksheet where the students have to decide which witness supports which claim and who they believe to be guilty based on the testimonies. There is a worksheet and questions within this packet for the students to use.