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Lesson Title: Epilogue

1770-1776


Playing Time: 2 minutes


Intro/Synopsis:

Nat is called to Faneuil Hall to give a deposition about what he witnessed the night before at the Customs House. Before giving his testimony, he speaks briefly with Constance, Royce, and Solomon, who give their perspectives on the Massacre.

After completing his deposition, Nat is given three possible paths. He must choose one and prove that he understands the perspective that path represents – whether it is staying in Boston and becoming a patriot printer; going to New York with Constance and her Loyalist uncle; or sailing to sea with Solomon and leaving the political tensions of Boston behind. (From Mission 13)

Vocabulary:

  • Occupation
  • British East India Company
  • Tax
  • Continental Congress
  • Revolutionary
  • Tyranny
  • Empire


Pre-Game Activities:


Play the Game: Go

Post Game Assessment:


Choose one or more of the following:
  • Formal Writing: POINTS OF VIEW. People who witnessed the Boston Massacre and who participated in the subsequent trial of the redcoats differed in their
    views about what happened. Select two characters from the Mission, with differing perspectives about the Massacre and write up a discussion between them, during which the two voice their opinions about what happened.
    (Possible people could include: Constance Lillie, Royce Dillingham and Solomon Fortune, etc.)
  • Discussion: BOSTON TEA PARTY
  • Illustration: A PICTURE PAINTS A THOUSAND WORDS. Sometimes a story can be told very well through an image. Paul Revere’s print of the Boston Massacre presents one view about what happened at the Boston Massacre and promotes a strong anti-British sentiment. Think about an event that has happened recently in your life orin the news and draw/ paint an image of it. In the image, feel free to exaggerate your depiction of what happened in order to promote a particular point of view. Write an accompanying description with details about what is happening in the image.
  • Other: POINTS OF VIEW. People who witnessed the Boston Massacre and who participated in the subsequent trial of the redcoats differed in their
    views about what happened. Select two characters from the Mission, with differing perspectives about the Massacre and create a comic using Bitstrips or MakeBeliefsComix depicting a conversation between them, during which the two voice their opinions about what happened.

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