A Tea Party, Boston Style
A Tea Party, Boston Style the 13 American colonies declared independence from England on July 4, 1776. What events caused the colonists to become so unhappy with their ruling country?

Today’s Activities

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Tea Overboard!

Before you start today’s lesson watch this BrainPOP Video to find out why the colonists were so unhappy.

“A Very Messy Tea Party”  Read or listen to this article and the paired text, “Some Laws Are Intolerable”.  Create a timeline with pictures and/or words to show some of the events that led up to the American Revolution. Or, create a skit covering the events that you learned about, and perform it for your family.  Ask them why they think the colonists wanted to form their own country.

Watch this funny video to review why the colonists said, “No More Kings!

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Brain Teasers!

Get some Fraction Action with these math puzzlers!

Leveled learning extension 1: Reinforce your math skills with these pages which offer more basic math problems!

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Leveled learning extension 2: Tease your brain with these worksheets to target foundational math skills!

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Create!

A Flag For a New Country,  there were many different flags used by the Americans during the Revolutionary War, and not all of them were red, white, and blue!  Some people think the first U.S. flag was made by Betsy Ross, but no one knows for sure. You can create a watercolor of that flag using the steps from this blog.

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Move it!

Here’s a Darbee “Wild Card” workout you can do anywhere.

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