The Boston Massacre Webquest with Key- This is a 6 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 17 questions from the history.com website.
Students will be asked to watch several videos which will provide a detailed history of the lead up to the Boston Massacre, as well as the event itself. An article with a historical accounting of the massacre is also required reading before beginning the webquest. The preexisting tension between the citizens of Boston and the British, the quartering of British troops in Boston, the tragic events of March 5th, 1770, the trial of the British soldiers , the role of John Adams, and the short/long term impacts of the massacre are all covered in this assignment.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.