Lesson Plan #5
Unit Name: Colonial
Lesson Theme: Stamp
Prior Student Preparation:
Resource/Materials: colonial law worksheet
/ recording sheet / one 8 ounce (224 grams) bag of M & Mís / set of
Role cards and Object cards / one small paper cup for each student / two
plastic spoons (or surgical latex gloves)
Order of the Lesson
Estimated Time Sequential Steps
|Students will demonstrate listening
skills through the rule of "no repetition of the same or similar ideas
in either the brainstorming or sharing process."
|Students will analyze several
oppressive rules imposed on the colonists.
|Students will participate in a
role playing activity.
|Students will develop an understanding
of why Americans were upset with British tax laws.
|Students will identify and evaluate
two tactics colonists used to demonstrate their displeasure to these taxes.
|Students will describe their reactions/feelings
about the colonists reaction to the tax collectors and the various laws
from the stamp act and beyond.
|Students will move around the
will give overview, explain the activity, put students into small groups
and distribute a different law to each group.
participate in the Circle of Knowledge (no idea can be repeated within
the group) and answer assigned question or prompt in the appropriate sections
of the Recording Sheet.
from group shares group response to class making sure he/she does not repeat
any ideas already expressed by another group.
distributes paper cups, ten M & Mís, and randomly passes out Role cards
to students. The different Roles (King, Parliament, Tax Collector, and
Colonists) all go to their respective areas.
of Parliament chose Object Cards and announce to Colonists what item will
be taxed (e.g. blue jeans, glasses, etc). Any colonist possessing that
item will pay out the number of M & Mís and give it to the Tax Collector.
Tax Collectors take 10% of the funds, Parliament reap 50% of the funds,
and the King pockets the rest.
student and their partner discuss their reactions and answer discussion
questions given by the teacher.
Closure / Clean Up / Final Instructions / Assignment
Lesson Closure: Explain
to the students the connection between their frustration with the "unfairness"
of the way they lost their candy and the colonists frustration with one
of the central issues leading to revolution Ė taxation without representation.
Also develop understanding for the colonists reaction to the tax collectors
and tax laws.
Assignment: Create a
sensory figure for King George, the Tax Collectors, Parliament, and the
Colonists after the Stamp Act was passed.
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