Should the Colonists Have Revolted Against Great Britain?

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Should the Americans have taken the plunge and revolted against Great Britain? Using documents, including the famed Common Sense and a Loyalist response, pupils conduct a lengthy investigation of the question. The interesting resource contains various assessment options, including discussion and writing prompts.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Adapt parts of activity to supplement instruction on the American Revolution
  • Use the three-day resource as a capstone project on the events leading to the American Revolution
Classroom Considerations
  • At least one document shows a disturbing image of a woman about to be murdered
Pros
  • Resource makes an effort to draw in the voices of women and indigenous peoples
  • Many documents include an edited version appropriate for younger learners
Cons
  • None