“What do we mean by the Revolution? The war? That was not part of the Revolution. It was only an effect and consequence of it. The Revolution was in the minds of the people.” - Warm-Up
Tableau Activity • A comparison between two unrelated things is often used in reading and writing to help us see things more clearly. (metaphor) • It is often used in poetry. • It can also be used as we study history to help us understand and remember the events that occurred during a certain period of time
Britain was like a parent because it created the colonies and expected them to respect its authority. The Colonies were like a child who sometimes refused to obey the parent Tableau Activity
Tableau Activity • You will receive a card with a picture that represents an event discussed in class. • Your group will have to “act out” the event and the rest of the class will guess. • You can use props, speak, but CANNOT mention the event.
Stamp Act Quartering Act Proclamation of 1763 Identify the event discussed in class
Stamp Act Proclamation of 1763 Quartering Act Identify the event discussed in class
Stamp Act Sugar Act Intolerable Acts Identify the event discussed in class
Boston Massacre Sugar Act Proclamation of 1763 Identify the event discussed in class
Boston Massacre Boston Tea Party Quartering Act Identify the event discussed in class
Quartering Act Boston Tea Party Intolerable Acts Identify the event discussed in class
Patriots, Loyalists and Neutralists • During the American Revolution, the American colonists had to decide to support the War for Independence or remain loyal to the British and King George III. King George III
Some Americans could not decide which side to choose and remained neutral during the war. Patriots, Loyalists and Neutralists
Those who supported independence from Britain were known as Patriots. Patriots, Loyalists and Neutralists
Colonists who opposed independence from Britain were known as Loyalists. Patriots, Loyalists and Neutralists
Patriot vs. Loyalist loyal to the King (king George III) as the ruler of the English colonies in America. supported (wanted) independence from Great Britain neutralist- not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest
Patriot, Loyalist or Neutralist? • In groups of 3-4, you will read the “Patriot, Loyalist, or Neutral? You Decide” worksheet. • Read the individual biographies and using your knowledge of who the Patriots, Loyalists and neutrals were decide whether an individual was a Patriot, Loyalist, or was neutral. • For each biography, they must explain why they made their decision.
Recruit a spy for the British Army • During the American Revolution both the American Continental Army and the British Army had spies to keep track of their enemy. • You have been hired by the British to recruit a spy in the colonies. • You must choose your spy from one of colonists discussed in class.
Recruit a spy for the British Army • When making your decision use the following criteria: • The spy cannot be someone who the Patriots mistrust. The spy should be a person who appears to agree with the Patriots. • The spy should live in a populated area where the Patriots are active and can report on Patriot activity. A colonist in a rural area will have little information to provide. • The spy should need something from the British, either money or military protection, to tempt him or her to risk his or her life. • Which colonist will make the best spy? ______________________________ • Why did you choose this colonist?
COLONIST A COLONIST B COLONIST D COLONIST C
COLONIST E COLONIST F COLONIST G
Assignment Loyalists and Patriots will each try to persuade Ms. Thomas, a neutralist to join your cause. You will accomplish you mission by creating a propaganda poster.
Propaganda Poster Requirements • Must communicate key beliefs • Must include striking graphics/images. • Must have a clever slogan. • Must list 3-5 key ideas supporting your cause. • Remember your objective is to convince me to join your side!
Take your TAXES and shove it! KEY IDEAS • Taxation without Representation is UNFAIR! • We have the right to govern ourselves. • A small island shouldn't rule a large continent.