Sensational History Snip-Its Series - John Hancock: Tea Smuggler?

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The Sensational History Snip-Its Series promotes fascinating stories your students (and maybe you) have never heard. Bring history to life in your classroom by adding some dimension to our founding fathers (and mothers), historical events, documents, lifestyles, and people!

Synopsis: John Hancock was an important founding father. He is known for his famous large signature on the Declaration of Independence. He helped fund many protests in Boston. However, did you know that he was also involved in the smuggling business? He made enormous amounts of money by smuggling tea and other goods into the colonies. He was a good friend to Sam Adams...Did Hancock's illegal smuggling have anything to do with the Boston Tea Party? Read this article to find out! Your students will love learning some personal details about John Hancock's life!

I created this series because I began to think about the many historical places and teacher workshops I'd been to and the fascinating things I have learned over the years as a history teacher. Some of these things just don't fit into my traditional units, so I have decided to offer them as short history snip-its.

Sensational History Snip-Its articles with accompanying questions are perfect to use in many situations:
* Substitute plans
* Early finishers
* Cross-curricular activity to connect reading and social studies
* An exciting break from your regular unit of study
* Homework
* Advanced learning classrooms
* Extra credit assignments

This product is contained in an amazing bundle:
Sensational History Snip-Its Series BUNDLE

Be sure to check out my other Sensational History Snip-Its Articles. Here are some other topics:

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Sensational History Snip-Its Series - Oney Judge: Runaway Slave Girl

Sensational History Snip-Its Series - Colonial Jails and Punishments

Sensational History Snip-Its Series - Colonial Burial Practices

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