Social Studies

Learn How the Sons of Liberty Fueled America’s Independence

From Sam Adams to Paul Revere, Boston patriots ignited the Revolutionary War
Rick Snider
150 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners

40 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jun 20

Meet once (1 day)
8pm - 8:40pm

Tue Jul 5

Meet once (1 day)
10pm - 10:40pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Mon Jul 11

Meet once (1 day)
8pm - 8:40pm

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
The class will focus on leaders Sam Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and even Benedict Arnold. 

Three events – The Boston Tea Party, attack on the HMS Gaspee and tar and feathering of tax collector John Malcolm – were the highlights of the group’s impact before the Revolution. 

We’ll also discuss what happened to the Sons of Liberty once the war began. 

Class discussion will include a summary so each student’s goals are met. 

I'm a lifelong storyteller as a Washington newspaper journalist of 43 years and a licensed tour guide for 10 years. Growing up across George Washington’s Mount Vernon sparked my interest in colonial leaders. 

I teach history and civics classes that often center around our nation’s capital and its leaders. My other classes include the Eight Founding Fathers Who Created a Nation, Let’s Visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon and Learn the Secrets of George Washington’s Spy Rings.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class discusses the tar and feathering of a tax collector and the takeover of a British ship. However, discussions are G-rated and concentrate on the overall impact of events rather than details of the acts themselves. 
The Sons of Liberty: The Lives and Legacies of John Adams, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and John Hancock discusses the four leaders of the movement and their legacies.

How the British Lost the American Revolution details the British perspective of the war and their actions.


Rick Snider
Lives in the United States
Expanding history with a fun twist
150 total reviews
226 completed classes

About Me

I’m a Washington journalist and tour guide who brings storytelling of U.S. history to Outschool. I’ve taught nearly 500 students over two years about U.S. Presidents and First Ladies, Founding Fathers, George Washington’s spies, Sons of Liberty,... 
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