Tea and the Trouble in Boston

Students will evaluate the economic causes and effects of England’s tax policies on the colonies by:
– understanding that  boycotts are an economic motivator which create solutions to local problems
– creating their own tea and logo to support their boycott.

What Pilot Light Teachers are saying:

“We focused mainly on the students making a tea that represents themselves, so picking ingredients that connect to who they are as present-day people, as well as connecting to the past for what patriots would want. We use it every year in our American Revolution unit.” – Social Studies teacher

Lesson Topics:

boycott, tea, economics, marketing

Curricular Connections:

Common Core English Language Arts:
Grade 5 Informational Text: Craft and Structure (Standard 6)
Grade 5 Informational Text: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (Standard 7)

Illinois Social Science Learning Standards:
Grades 5: History: Causation & Argumentation
Grades 5: Inquiry Skills: Critiquing Conclusions

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