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Nonfiction Monday: Remember December 16th?

Do you remember what happened December 16, 1773? Here's a fiction/nonfiction book pair about the Boston Tea Party and Revolutionary War for grades 3-5.

Facts First

9780525478720lColonial Voices: Hear Them Speak
by Kay Winters (Author)
and Larry Day (Illustrator)

Reading level: Gr. 3-5
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Dutton

Follow an errand boy through colonial Boston as he spreads word of rebellion in this poetry collection.

Pair With

9780439369060_lg_2We Are Patriots, Hope's Revolutionary War Diary: Book Two, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 1777
by Kristiana Gregory

Reading level: Gr. 3-5
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Scholastic

Hope Penny Potter's family is one one side and her best friend Polly's family is on the other side during the Revolutionary War.

Activities...

Visit the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum online.

Find out what King George did after the Boston Tea Party at Liberty! The American Revolution (PBS).

Use the Boston Tea Party Historical Society's lesson plans for a student essay.

See a time line and historic paintings at The Library of Congress' American Memory Collection, Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789. (These are primary sources.)

Do you know what else happened on December 16th?.

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Comments

teacherninja

How timely! This is exactly what I'm working on with some 4th graders. Thanks!

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