Comparing Depictions of the Boston Massacre

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 understanding of how a single historical event can be judged from multiple viewpoints.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Complete the activity as a group to assist learners unfamiliar with analyzing images 
  • Have pupils write newspaper articles describing the events of the Boston Massacre 
Classroom Considerations
  • The activity is designed to be completed on a computer 
  • Resource uses primary sources to enhance learning
  • Activity is good for English learners as it uses images instead of written text 
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