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It’s one of my favorite seasons. Of course it’s the holidays, but it’s also time to teach one of my favorite topics in American History-the Road to Revolution. I love this era so much not only for its excitement and concentration of iconic historic figures and events, but also because it offers such a dynamic opportunity to demonstrate cause and effect, and perspectives in history. In this post I will share some activities and resources for teaching about the events leading to the Declaration of Independence. Visit the Social Studies Coach at http://www.historyquesters.com to find the following activities:

Road to Revolution Chain of Events

Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party Role Play

Patriot vs Loyalists Debate over Independence

 HOTS Bell Ringers on:

               Join or Die

               Letters from a Pennsylvania Farmer on taxes

               Paul Revere’s Boston Massacre Engraving

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