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This handout has questions on the front of the paper with the focus on propaganda. Asking the students to write what they see and describe the imagery of Paul Revere's drawing. On the back side of the handout is the article that appeared in the Boston Gazette after the "Massacre" had taken place. This is part of my Boston Massacre lesson that I use to teach the students about propaganda and it's uses.
This poster is a great discussion starter and can be used as an entire lesson if need be.
Students can begin by comparing and contrasting the two Boston Massacre images on the poster. The snowball and bayonet images will lead to questions from students which will further add to discussions.
Lastly, we talk about every story has two sides and we use these pictures as a jumping off point for that discussion. I use John Adams' quote "Facts are stubborn things" to further the discussion. We talk about what makes Facts "stubborn."
I use this Boston Massacre to introduce, teach, and review my unit over the Boston Massacre.
Your students will learn and review some the words from the Reconstruction period. This small tool can provide a number of teaching opportunities. You and your students will enjoy this puzzle's versatility.
I print out these puzzles on card stock or laminate them so they last longer, and cut it out. Occasionally I'll have the students cut them out to save time and also it allows them to review. I put each of the pieces in their own little bag. Then I pass out each bag to the students. I will use this puzzle periodically throughout my units. The first time I will give the students 5-10 minutes to see how much they can do. Then I'll shorten the time as we learn more about it. By the end of my unit I have puzzle races and time the students. I record their times and push them to try and beat them.
This infographic can be used in a number of different ways. I use it when I am talking about the Boston Massacre from the colonists side. The infographic is definitely Pro-Boston.
The major theme behind my Boston Massacre lessons is, there are two sides to every story. I like to present the colonists view first using the propaganda lesson from my store.
This gives the students a good idea of what the "climate" was like in Boston with all of the soldiers, as well as an idea of what the massacre would look like today. Many of my students often say a "massacre" doesn't seem to fit when it's only 5 people. First, we talk about how "only" five people doesn't seem like that much unless you knew the person, which in a town of 16,000 you likely would have. It's a great addition to any lesson on the Boston Massacre and can lead to a number of different questions and discussions.
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