Lesson Plan

Patriots or Traitors - Point of View in the War for Independence

Patriots or traitors? Class members analyze images that present widely differing views of the Boston Tea Party, identifying the point of view of the image, the propaganda devices used, and the intended audience.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Introduce a discussion of the importance of point of view with a reading of the poem "Blind Men and the Elephant" and/or of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith's The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Classroom Considerations
  • Designed for a study of the causes and issues leading to the War for Independence
Pros
  • The packet includes background information on the independence movement, links to the primary source documents, the plan, and assessment suggestions
Cons
  • No rubric is included for the assessment
Common Core