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The Boston Massacre Primary Source and Image Analysis

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Students read an account of the Boston Massacre from the British perspective, answer 10 questions, and analyze 4 images by responding to 7 prompts and complete a creative task for one of the images. They then complete a writing assignment to review and analyze the Boston Massacre, the role of propaganda, the resulting trial, and what a more accurate representation of the event would have looked like. The handout specifies 7 items the students must address in their essay. A points distribution is included and answers are included where appropriate. This would be great for a sub!

Sample questions for the primary source analysis part include:
--Describe the course of events leading to the first shot being fired in front of the Customs House.
--Discuss the effect the engraving had on the colonists.
--Explain Preston's thought process behind his statement that he would not order his men to fire.
--How did the soldiers defend their actions of firing their weapons?

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