My fifth graders absolutely LOVED doing this lesson. It was really easy to do and didn't take a lot of time (the lesson took about 30-45 mins). And I felt like my students really understood the difference between a Loyalist's views and a Patriot's views at the end of the lesson. The document includes a link to the Prezi presentation I made for this lesson. Plus it has all the scripted parts for the mock town council for you to print and a lesson plan explaining how I taught this lesson. It teaches the 5th grade Social Studies Standard 2 Objective 1 Indicator b.