Patriot, Loyalist, or Neutral? Where would YOU stand? Critiquing Points of View!
This Patriots and Loyalist lesson is included in the larger Causes of the American Revolution Unit, located here:
Causes of the American Revolution Unit!
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This Patriot, Loyalist, or Neutral activity is best used after students have already been introduced to Patriots, Loyalists, and Neutrals in the buildup to the Revolutionary War. Here, students are presented with 7 different scenarios of people living in the American Colonies - and it is their job to uncover what position they would take, either a Patriot, a Loyalist, or if they would remain Neutral.
Each scenario asks students to explain their reasoning as to why they chose what they did! This can be a great resource for homework, a review activity, or an extension activity.
This resource includes a paper in-class version and a 1:1 Google compatible version to be used in conjunction with Google Classroom. Just follow the included instructions for how to access the Google version, then share the resource through Google or assign via Google Classroom. This will allow students to type directly into document!
No answer key is included simply because many of the scenarios can go different ways. One reason I think this is a great activity is because it forces students to really weigh the options as to what a Patriot or Loyalist would do. If they can justify it, then they understand it!
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