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Loyalists and Patriots

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Your young historians will square off as Loyalists dedicated to the English crown or revolutionaries fighting for a new nation in a role-play of a colonial town hall debate before the American Revolution.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Consider having class members bring a prop that will distinguish their character
  • Outline requirements for what specific content should be included in the speech
  • Incorporate a rubric that also highlights speech and participation expectations
Classroom Considerations
  • Set time aside for prep
  • The duration depends on whether the "Active Citizens in Revolutionary Times" activity is assigned
  • The lesson begins with a great image-analysis anticipatory set
  • Excellent lesson on developing point of view
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