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Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 2, The Makings of America (3rd – 4th)

Posted by on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 in blog, SAVY.

Today, we continued our study of the events and key figures leading up to the Revolutionary War.  The students read about the Boston Massacre and also the Boston Tea Party.  We had some detailed discussions about right and wrong and propaganda.  We also read some primary source accounts of the Battle at Lexington.  The students read and listened to Longfellow’s poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” as well as the real story of Paul Revere and how he was forced to walk home after his horse was confiscated by the British.  During our final lesson today, we began examining the early battles of the Revolution.  So much learning took place, and I am very proud of this group of students! 

Tonight, as you talk about the learning from today, I would like for your student to complete the Exit Ticket for Day 2 if possible.  

Dinner Discussion- Imagine that you are you 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? 

We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow to continue learning even more!