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Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

The Boston Massacre: You Be the Judge!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The importance of considering multiple perspectives of the same event is the big idea in this exercise that focuses on the Boston Massacre. Class groups examine photos of four depictions of the massacre, an English and an American...
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DocsTeach

Comparing Depictions of the Boston Massacre

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Academics compare images of the Boston Massacre to understand differing opinions of the event. Scholars view multiple images, participate in group discussion, and complete a series of written prompts. Young historians gain an...
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Library of Congress

Determining Point of View: Paul Revere and the Boston Massacre

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
If you're teaching point of view, this is the instructional activity for you! First, decipher the writer's point of view from a primary resource, then compare and contrast the primary source with a secondary source to explore the Paul...
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Stanford University

Boston Massacre

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Boston Massacre was a propaganda victory for those protesting British rule over the American colonies. By using images from Patriots, as well as the testimony of witnesses, scholars consider what may have happened on that fateful day...
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K20 LEARN

Examining The Boston Massacre Through Primary Sources

For Teachers 5th
The Boston Massacre is the focus of a lesson that explores primary sources. Scholars examine two primary source images and discuss the different perspectives on the historical event. After groups read a researched account, they perform a...
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Curated OER

Boston Massacre Comparison

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders become familiar with the events of the  Boston massacre and analyze the events.  In this artistic images lesson, 8th graders discuss examine pictures and discuss the viewpoint of the artist. Students complete a compare and...
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Curated OER

Boston Massacre Trial

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in trial simulation following the Boston Massacre in which they use core map A to help present their evidence and testimony.
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Curated OER

Empire to Independence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a wonderful presentation, perfect for setting the stage for the Revolutionary War. Containing great information and images, it acts as a timeline of events starting with the French Indian War and ending with the dawn of the...
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Digital History

The Boston Massacre

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What better way to get your class interested in history than to embody important historical characters and make events come to life? Stage a realistic mock trial of the British soldiers accused of murdering five Bostonians after the...
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Curated OER

Comparing the Boston Massacre to the Kent State Shootings

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners compare and contrast the Boston Massacre to the Kent State shootings. In this compare and contrast lesson plan, students review what happened in each case and compare them using a Venn Diagram.
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Curated OER

Crispus Attucks and the Boston Massacre

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Boston Massacre lesson plan, students listen to a lecture regarding the massacre and Crispus Attucks. Students respond to...
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Ford's Theatre

How Perspective Shapes Understanding of History

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Boston Massacre may be an iconic event in American history, but perhaps the British soldiers had another point of view. Using primary sources, including reports from Boston newspapers and secondary sources from the British...
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Curated OER

Social Studies 7th Grade: American Revolution

For Teachers 7th - 8th
A basic overview of the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence, this presentation provides students with key terms and facts about life in the thirteen original colonies. The final slide includes an assignment for students...
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Curated OER

Boston Massacre: Riot and Chaos

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Young scholars explore the Boston Massacre. In this social studies lesson, students read texts from various viewpoints. Young scholars work together to interpret what happened based on the assigned viewpoint.
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Curated OER

Documents about the Boston Massacre and the Biases of Their Creators

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast writings about pre-American Revolution events. In this political agenda lesson, students conduct research to determine how bias and perspective have made their way into historical documents. Students examine...
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Curated OER

History is a Series of Decisions

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine cause and effect. In this American Revolution lesson, students analyze primary source documents regarding the Stamp Act, the Boston Massacre, and George Washington. Students imagine if the events had unfolded differently...
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Carolina K-12

Revolutionary War Era Tick-Tack- Toe

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
So many fantastic activities on the American Revolution! From drawing political cartoons illustrating events of the Boston Massacre to writing a diary entry as a shopkeeper during the Boston Tea Party, your young historians will...
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Curated OER

Foundations of American Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine historical perspectives. In this Boston Massacre lesson, students watch "The Story Behind the Boston Massacre," and conduct further research on the event. Learners debate the Patriot and British perspectives of the event.
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Fact, Fiction, or Bad Memory

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify bias in how the events of the Boston Massacre were reported. They attempt to determine who is to blame for the Boston Massacre by determining the reliability the of sources.
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Curated OER

Causes of the American Revolution

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students answer the question of: How did England impose its political and economic control over the colonies? They create a comic strip depicting the event of the Boston Massacre. Students complete a Wordstoming activity to anticipate...
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Curated OER

Boston Spies' Report on the Redcoats

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students collect information about British actions in Boston and send it by secret message to leaders in Philadelphia.
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Curated OER

Massacre or Street Fight? A Study of Images Relating to the Boston Massacre

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine how the merchants of the city allowed the economy to flourish. Using primary sources, they discover how international trade helped to develop the United States. They also identify the role of Elias Hasket Derby, a...
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Curated OER

Development of Democracy

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the road to the American Revolution. In this Boston Massacre lesson, 8th graders investigate the testimony of Captain Thomas Preston. Students write their own verdicts based on his testimony.
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Curated OER

Revolutionary War, Timeline and Causes

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore important events leading up to the Revolutionary War. For this Revolutionary War lesson, 3rd graders work in pairs to research dates and important events prior to the Revolutionary War. Class discussion is followed...

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