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Hey, King: Get Off Our Backs!

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Young historians explore the reason American colonists were unhappy under British rule. Class members complete hands-on activities and participate in a group discussions to understand why colonists drafted the Declaration of Independence.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners create propaganda posters promoting the colonists' interests
  • Guide pupils to research a leader of the American Revolution in more depth
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  • Unit includes differentiated instruction activities to enhance learning 
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