Here's a creative, new twist on the old textbook question "Explain six events that lead to the American Revolution." Students create a handbook for new colonists explaining all of the acts, laws, and proclamations forced upon the American colonies prior to the Revolution. The six laws that students must define are the Proclamation of 1763, the Stamp Act, the Quartering Act, the Townshend Acts, the Tea Act, and the Intolerable Acts. By creating a "rule book" for colonists, students receive a firm understanding of the events leading to the Revolutionary War. Their creativity is also sparked in a space for suggesting proper punishments for colonists who break the six included laws. Student directions and a suggested assessment are included on the back of the handbook, and a teacher page with directions and optional suggestions is also included. The assignment must be copied double-sided onto standard letter-sized paper in order to make a four-panel folding handbook. This worksheet is great for homework or in-class work.