Lesson details

Grade
4
Subject

Social Studies

Visual & Performing Arts

Topic

Intermediate High-Creating Design

Intermediate Low-Connecting Design

Intermediate Mid-Presenting Visual Arts

Road to Independence

Subtopic

History and world culture

Organize work for presentation

Political and Economic Factors

Work with a team using design thinking strategies

Other instructional materials or notes: 

printer paper
pencils
markers and/or crayons
poster paper

LET'S PROTEST KING GEORGE! Creating rebellion posters against the Stamp Act and other taxes

Duration: 
Multiple days
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson
Lesson overview: 

This lesson will help students understand the conflict between the American colonists and England, as they learn about the anger of the colonists over new British laws - The Sugar Act, The Stamp Act, The Tea Act, and The Intolerable Acts.   What were these laws and why would they cause enough anger to eventually lead to war with England?   

Essential Question: 

What type of hardships did the colonists face by King George's various "ACTS" that he wrote into law?  Why did they need the products that England was taxing, and also, how could they protest in a way that would be effective, possibly getting the King to change his mind?

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