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Introduction

The American colonies and The Sons of Liberty are unhappy with King George III of England. The colonists have chosen three events that led to the War for Independence. You are to lead The Sons of Liberty against England to send a message to the King. You must find out what you can about one of the following:

The Stamp Act

The Townshend Acts

The Boston Tea Party
Your task, should you choose to accept (and you will).
You must find out what you can about one of the problems the Colonists had with the King of England leading to the Revolutionary War.


  1. Briefly describe one problem. Give the colonists point of view.

  2. Briefly describe one problem. Give the King’s point of view.

  3. The event you chose is _____________________________________

  4. Draw a picture, banner, poster, etc. showing the event or problem – this can be your choice.

  5. What will you have The Sons of Liberty do next? After making your choice(#4), YOU NEED A PLAN! What needs to be done? EXPLAIN

The process

Follow these steps!


  1. Go to the internet and find information, take notes, on the event you chose from above that led to the Revolutionary War. Include a description and date it happened. You can go to the following sites for some good information on the following items:

The Stamp Act

The Townshend Acts

The Boston Tea Party

Problems between the colonies and England  Use these key words to search for vital information; stamp, tea party, or tax


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stamp_Act_1765 This is a good place to find information on the Stamp Act
http://www.lexrex.com/enlightened/laws/stampact.htm Another Stamp Act site
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Townshend_Acts The Townshend Acts
http://www.historycentral.com/revolt/Townshend.html The Townshend Acts
http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/related/teaact.htm The Tea Act and tax consequences
http://www.kidport.com/reflib/usahistory/AmericanRevolution/TeaParty.htm Tea, tax, and The Boston Tea Party


  1. Describe the event or act and list the date. In a brief paragraph, at least four sentences, give the colonist’s point of view, feelings and/or opinion.

The Stamp Act

The Townshend Acts

The Boston Tea Party




  1. Give THE KING’S point of view on the problem you listed. Answer these questions from the King’s point of view.

Why did he do what he did?

Were the taxes fair?


The Stamp Act

The Townshend Acts

The Boston Tea Party


  1. Culminating activity

******Make your choice for******



Your Task”

See #3, #4, #5 above


Choose ONE event
Draw a picture showing the event or problem you choose
What will you have The Sons of Liberty do next? After making your choice(#3 above from “Your Task”),

YOU NEED:

A PLAN!

What ACTION will The Sons of Liberty take?


This should be explained in a letter written to Samuel Adams, leader of The Sons of Liberty!

A Plan- This should be at least four sentences
Action taken- This should be at least four sentences
Good Luck!


Evaluation
Activity # 2

& # 3 will be checked for understanding of the event and feelings felt over these historical events
The events must be correctly described for what happened and the date.
10 points for correct description and date

10 points for describing correct point of view


Activity #4

Picture The picture should show, with historical accuracy, the act or event. This can be a banner, poster, etc. of your choosing.
30 points for accuracy of event
Letter The letter to Samuel Adams should state your choice, and your plan, and a course of action the Sons of Liberty will take.
10 points for stating your choice

20 points for stating your plan in at least four sentences

20 points for stating the action you and the Son’s of Liberty will be taking- to be stated in at least four sentences
Score
#2 __________ out of 10
#3 __________out of 10
#4 __________out of 30
#5 __________out of 50
Total __________out of 100


Doug Berich HPAE Grade Five

Web Quest- Social Studies Revolutionary War- Causes

Intermediate level


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