Q2, Wk 2

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #2
Unit of InstructionAmerican Revolution
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.3.1 Explain the consequences of the French and Indian War in British policies for
the American colonies from 1763-1774. Remarks/Examples: Examples may
include, but are not limited to, Proclamation of 1763, Sugar Act, Quartering
Act, Stamp Act, Declaratory Act, Townshend Acts, Tea Act, Quebec Act, and
Coercive Acts.

SS.8.A.3.2 Explain American colonial reaction to British policy from 1763-1774.

SS.8.A.3.8 Examine individuals and groups that affected political and social motivations
during the American Revolution.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will be able to explain the reason behind British policies and the American reaction to them.

Students will be able to role-play a part in the taxation of the colonies. 

Students will make a propaganda poster for one of the sides in the Revolution. 

Classroom Activities

Monday/Tuesday: Students will chart the early British policies and taxes, why they upset colonists and what the reaction to them was. Students will begin working on the workbook packet pages 83-98. 

Wednesday: Students will role play colonists, the king or tax collectors using M&Ms as money. They will then discuss how it connects to real events and have an exit ticket. 

Thursday/Friday: Students will take notes, make judgments and have a discussion on events from the Boston Massacre to the 1st Continental Congress. They will analyze a primary source about the Boston Massacre and make a propaganda poster to support either the loyalists or patriots. 

Assignments Due

Exit Ticket (Wed)

Page 83-98 due in two weeks

Propaganda poster due Mon/Tue

Additional Resources


  • Boycott- refusing to buy goods as a form of protest
  • Effigy – a representation of a person meant to be destroyed as protest
  • Loyalist- remained loyal to the King
  • Patriot- supported American independence
  • Militia – a military force made of ordinary citizens
  • Alliance- partnership
  • Debt- owing money