ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: A Very Messy Tea Party
URL: https://www.readworks.org/article/A-Very-Messy-Tea-Party/5af24980-4d6d-41c1-87fa-4f21cb2d169d
Description:

In this reading passage, students learn about the Boston Tea Party. In the early 1700s, the British government made a special deal with the East India Company, an English organization doing trade in the East Indies. They granted the East India Company a monopoly on tea by agreeing that no other company was allowed to sell tea in Britain or its colonies. This was a great deal for the East India Company since it meant that the company could charge whatever it wanted for its products. It already costs a lot to get a crate of tea from India to England, and government taxes made the cost of tea even higher.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Ms. Information Games - Causes of the Revolutionary War
URL: https://mrnussbaum.com/ms-information-games-causes-of-the-revolutionary-war
Description:

In this online interactive game, Ms. Information is traveling the country trying to re-write history with her false information! Can you stop her? She has traveled to Philadelphia to change the story of the events leading to the Revolutionary War. Use your knowledge of these causes to foil her plan once and for all!



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: John Adams: Boston Massacre
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiCEyuIuwAU
Description:

John Adams defends a group of hated British soldiers at their trials following the Boston Massacre. He contends that the soldiers were acting in self-defense and that they should be judged based only on facts and evidence.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Tea Party - Schoolhouse Rock! - No More Kings
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-9pDZMRCpQ
Description:

A great, kid-friendly overview of how and why the American colonies were formed and why the colonists revolted against the British.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Liberty's Kids 103 - United We Stand
URL: https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/oAbMPt1vXpU?autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3&loop=1&modestbranding=1&playlist=oAbMPt1vXpU
Description:

 James confronts John Adams about his defending British troops at the Boston Massacre. This illustrates the changing of loyalties that many had during the time of the British Colonies in America.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Tea Party - Schoolhouse Rock - No More Kings
URL: https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/t-9pDZMRCpQ?autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3&loop=1&modestbranding=1&playlist=t-9pDZMRCpQ
Description:

A great, kid-friendly overview of how and why the American colonies were formed and why the colonists revolted against the British.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: The Story Behind the Boston Tea Party
URL: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-story-behind-the-boston-tea-party-ben-labaree
Description:

This classroom resource from TED-Ed includes an animated video illustrating the story behind the Boston Tea Party. A six-question quiz follows the video to get students thinking about information from the video. Additional resources are included such as primary sources, allowing students to "dig deeper" into the topic. Finally, the resource includes a guided discussion question. The entire resource can be used to introduce the Boston Tea Party or as a supplement during a unit on the Boston Tea Party. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 7 :
7 ) Determine causes and events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.

[SS2010] GEOG (7) 12 :
12 ) Explain ways geographic features and environmental issues have influenced historical events.

Examples: geographic features—fall line, Cumberland Gap, Westward Expansion in the United States, weather conditions at Valley Forge and the outcome of the American Revolution, role of ocean currents and winds during exploration by Christopher Columbus

environmental issues—boundary disputes, ownership of ocean resources, revitalization of downtown areas

Subject: Social Studies (5 - 7)
Title: American Revolution
URL: http://www.c3teachers.org/inquiries/american-revolution/
Description:

In this activity, students investigate the factors that may have contributed to the American Revolution. Students consider social, economic, and geographical factors. Click on the Download PDF or DOC button to access additional resources.



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