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Summer SAVY Session 1, Day 2 – The Makings of America

Posted by on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 in blog, SAVY.

Day 2: Today in the Makings of America: Rebellion, Revolt, and Resolution we analyzed “The Boston Massacre” and “The Boston Tea Party.”  The students again used cause and effect to recognize relationships between events and outcomes.  We examined the “Intolerable Acts” as well.  The students looked at primary sources related to the battles of Lexington and Concord.  They are working in small groups and with partners to examine key battles in the three Colonial regions: Southern, Middle, and New England.  We will be sharing about the regional areas in the morning.   

This evening their “homework” is- Imagine that you are asked to participate in the Boston Tea Party.  Would you have accepted the invitation to dump tea into the harbor?  Why or Why not?  Think about cause-and-effect relationships.  What could be the consequences of participating? What causes led to the colonists being so angry that they would be willing to dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor? 

I am looking forward to hearing the students’ perspectives.   

Dr. Dunlap