In this lesson you will teach your students about the unfair taxes imposed by England on the Colonies, the Boston Tea Party, and Paul Revere.
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Suggested General Resources
- World Wall Map
- Map of U.S.A. or 13 Colonies
- 13-Star U.S.A. Flag for wall
- Posters of Early Americans
- Small Dot Stickers
- Washable Markers, Crayons, and/or Colored Pencils
- Glue Sticks
- Plates, Bowls, Napkins, Utensils, Small Cups
- Computer, Black and White Printer (color printer optional), and Printer Paper
- Assembled Timeline File Folder for each child and Timeline Poster (click here for instructions and free printables)
- Assembled History Journal filled with Worksheets for each child (click here for instructions and free printables)
Additional Items Recommended For This Lesson
- Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride by Stephen Krensky
- If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution by Kay Moore
- Colonial Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes
- 5 flat stones or pebbles per child
- Recipe Ingredients and Supplies: Pure Maple Syrup, Butter, Saucepan, Candy Thermometer, Wax Paper
Week 8 Lesson Plan
For suggestions on how to conduct each activity below, please see the introductory post.
Year and Subject
1775: Unfair taxes, the Boston Tea Party, and Paul Revere.
Set the stage for the story of Paul Revere’s ride by reading pages 18 – 22 of If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution. Then, read Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride by Stephen Krensky.
Please click here for Timeline instructions and free printables.
Tea, Paul Revere
Please click here for History Journal assembly instructions and free printables.
Page 13: Unfair Taxes (The Light and the Glory : Children’s Activity Book – page 44)
Page 14: Boston Tea Party (The Light and the Glory Children’s Activity Book – page 47)
Page 15: Paul Revere Coloring and Tracing Page (free printable on History Journal Assembly post)
Activity: Five Stones Game
This idea came from the Paul Revere House web site. Please see this page about the Revere children for the origin of this game and directions on how to play.
Food: Maple Cream
Maple Cream was a favorite treat of colonial children. Find the recipe on page 19 of Colonial Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes.
Timesaver Snack Idea: Apple slices with maple syrup.
More Activity and Craft Ideas
If you have additional time, you can make a lantern with your children, to remind them of the story of Paul Revere’s ride. You’ll need tissue paper squares, construction paper frames and candles, wax paper, glue, water, and paintbrushes:
Please see my American History Pinterest Board for more craft ideas!
Text Copyright 2015 Kathryn Depew
“Paul Revere” by John Singleton Copley. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons.