Colonial Tea Parties

Most people know of the Boston Tea Party, but it was only one of similar protests throughout the colonies. Using a case study from Maryland, learners explore primary sources, including images and newspaper accounts of similar tea parties. Extension activities include making posters in support of or against tea parties. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource to build upon knowledge of the Boston Tea Party and other colonial protests
  • Offer as a more in-depth exploration of colonial protests
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners need some background knowledge of the causes of the Revolutionary War
  • Includes comprehensive background for the teacher
  • Extension activities encourage creativity and critical thinking by putting students in colonists' shoes
  • None