Boston Tea Party to the American Revolution

The hands-on history in this primary source portfolio takes your students from the Boston Tea Party to Bunker Hill and the struggle to field and fund the early army. Hands-on documents include a handbill persuading British soldiers to desert, a 1783 issue of the South Carolina Gazette, and early American "home-made" money. Your students will enjoy the detailed maps and they'll get a look at a draft of the Declaration of Independence, before it reached its final form. This portfolio includes a Student Guide with reproducible activities and a timeline of events between 1754 and 1789. 4 Illustrated Broadsheet Essays: * Taxes, Tea and Trouble * George Washington, Commander-In-Chief * Why the British Lost the War * After the War 19 Primary Source Documents: * Letter to East India Tea Co. defending Boston Tea Party, 1773 * Map of Boston and the fighting at Bunker Hill, 1775 * Proclamation by King George III ordering a general fast, 1776 * Draft of the Declaration of Independence with notes and amendments * Declaration of Independence signed by Congress on July 4, 1776 * Resolve of Congress giving Washington power to raise forces and make people accept paper money, 1776 * Pages from the journal of British Lieutenant William Digby, 1776-1777 * Letter: Gen. Heath to Gen. Burgoyne on captured British soldiers, 1778 * Letter from General Washington to New York Governor Clinton, 1779 * Issue of the South Carolina Gazette and General Advertiser, 1783 * Congressional commission to Benjamin Hopkins, 1779 * American paper money * Lottery ticket printed by Americans to raise money for the war, 1776 * Handbill persuading British soldiers to desert * Order of battle: diagrams drawn by George Washington, 1777 * Captain Cooley's note authorizing provisions for scouts, 1779 * Reconnaissance order giving instructions for a mission, 1779 * General George Washington taking the salute at Trenton, 1776 * Map of the battlefields of the American Revolution

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6205-6
Author: Muriel L. Dubois
Copyright: 2001
Reading Level: Grades 5-8
Interest Level: Grades 5-8
Dimensions: 14" x 9 1/4"