Determining Point of View: Paul Revere and the Boston Massacre

If you're teaching point of view, this is the lesson 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 Revere's engraving of the Boston Massacre. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Extend learning with a visit to your school library or have students search on their mobile learning device for additional information about Paul Revere and his engraving of the Boston Massacre  
  • Get into character by inviting scholars to give speeches speaking as Paul Revere 
Classroom Considerations
  • Scholars should have some prior knowledge of the American Revolution 
  • Image would make for easier interpretation if printed in color 
  • Directions are written in detail allowing for a smooth implementation
  • Inlcuded materials can be used digitally or in print 
  • None
Common Core