This is an interactive simulation activity for students to see if they would choose to be a Loyalist or a Patriot. There were lots of different reasons and beliefs for why people became one or the other and that is explored through this activity.
There are three parts to this activity:
1. Creating a character
2. Reading and answering questions to determine whether they would have been a Loyalist or a Patriot
3. Writing a letter as either a Loyalist or Patriot, explaining what life is like, what influenced them, and how they are aiding the cause.
This activity helps students identify their own beliefs as well as understand why certain groups chose to be either Loyalist or a Patriot.
Nonfiction Summary (ELA)
American Revolution (Social Studies)
Using Evidence in Writing (ELA)
Letter Writing Format (ELA)