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(Ages 13+) Colonial Mischief: Pick Your Own Path Through the Pre-Revolution

In this 6 week class, students will create a character and play out 4 events that led up to the Revolutionary War.
Mary Adams - History Enthusiast & Tour Guide
41 total reviews for this teacher
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55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
13-18
year olds
2-8
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will have a clear understanding of the discontent in the American colonies in the years leading up to the Revolutionary War. They will study several events that led up to the Revolutionary War, making decisions for their character.  
As an experienced tour guide on the Freedom Trail and National Mall, I have a love and passion for sharing American history. I can’t wait to take your student on this incredible Colonial adventure!
There is no required homework, however, extension activities are suggested and will be presented at the last class by students who chose to participate.  Extension activities include making primary sources for their character (family record, town map, pew receipts, apprenticeship agreement, and ship manifest) with the option to age the documents to make them appear more authentic.  Learners will also be given weekly journal prompts to help them create a first-person account of each of the events.  
 1 file available upon enrollment
Character sheet (printable from the classroom), pencil
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There is no formal assessment, but we will be having fun activities throughout class to review past material.  The 6th week of class will include quiz & reflection time. 
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
There will be general descriptions of war-time events, which will include phrases like, "11 men were shot, and 5 died."  There will be no gory or specific details of death provided.
Life in the Colonies: https://www.history.com/news/colonial-america-everyday-objects
https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/everyday-life-colonial-america

The Stamp Act: https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/stamp-act
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/road-to-revolution/the-american-revolution/a/uproar-over-the-stamp-act

The Boston Massacre: https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/boston-massacre

The Pine Tree Riot: https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/new-hampshire-pine-tree-riot-1772/

The Boston Tea Party:  https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/boston-tea-party

Paul Revere's First Ride/Raid of Ft William & Mary:  https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/paul-revere-rode-new-hampshire/
https://www.revolutionarywarjournal.com/the-first-real-shots-fired-of-the-american-revolution-dec-14-1774/

Teacher

Mary Adams - History Enthusiast & Tour Guide
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Lives in the United States
Interact with history in my Pick Your Own Path classes!
41 total reviews
29 completed classes

About Me

I'm Mary, a tour guide and history educator from New Hampshire.  I am passionate about history and the stories that are the building blocks of our country.  I love to make history come alive for younger learners!  
For almost 30 years, I have... 
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