Unit 15: Quarrels with England

Boston Tea Party

Unit 15 High School

Unit Overview

Subjects Covered
Grammar, Literature, Composition, History
Time Period
Reformation and Revolutions
Grade Level
High School: 9 – 12
Civilization
English and American
Literature
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin – by Benjamin Franklin

SamuelAdamsUnit Description

“The period from 1760-1765 is a turning point in the history both of England and of America, for it marks the feeling of hostility between these two parts of the British Empire…” –Albert Bushnell Hart

These feelings of hostility led to a struggle for independence from Great Britain on the part of the colonies.

Leading Ideas and Biblical Principles

  • History is HIS Story – God’s story of love, mercy, and redemption through Christ.
    • He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. — Ephesians 1‍:‍9-10
  • God’s providential hand governs and times all events and provides for His Creation according to His plan and purposes.
    • The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.- Acts 17: 24 – 27
  • Godly leadership and servanthood are necessary for one to be a true reforming influence.
    • Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many..- Matthew 20:26 – 28
  • God raises up and removes leaders.
    • He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning..- Daniel 2:21

Unit 15 Resources: High School

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Lesson 1: History

Lesson One Assignments:

  • Review the discussion questions and vocabulary, then read the article: Quarrel with the Mother Country, pages 6 – 13.
  • Narrate about today’s reading using the appropriate notebook page. Be sure to answer the discussion questions and include key people, events, and dates within the narration.
  • Define the vocabulary words in the context of the reading, and put the word and its definition in the vocabulary section of your history notebook.
  • Be sure to visit www.ArtiosHCS.com for additional resources.

Lesson One Discussion Questions:

  • What three main areas of objection did the colonists have to the Stamp Act? Explain each one.
  • In what ways did the colonists show their opposition to the Stamp Act? Which was the most effective?
  • What was the importance of John Dickenson’s, “Letters from a Farmer”?
  • What is meant by the quote “slavery is ever preceded by sleep”?
  • Are there current events similar to the events included in this article?
  • Research the Huguenots. Be prepared to share your research with the class.
  • What were the services of James Otis to American liberty?
  • Why ought not the colonial judges to be paid by the home government?
  • Make a list of acts of Parliament laying taxes on the colonies, 1060 to 1765.
  • Why did the colonists object to the Quartering Act?
  • In your opinion, was the Boston Tea Party justifiable? Why or why not?
Lesson 2: History

Lesson Two Assignments:

    • Review the discussion questions and vocabulary, then read the article: The Struggle for Independence, pages 15 – 22.

Narrate about today’s reading using the appropriate notebook page. Be sure to answer the discussion questions and include key people, events, and dates within the narration.
Define the vocabulary words in the context of the reading and put the word and its definition in the vocabulary section of your history notebook.

Lesson Two Discussion Questions:

  • Explain the phrase, “no taxation without representation.”
  • As a result of the Seven Years’ War, what was the condition of England?
  • From the list of taxes against the colonies you created in lesson one, describe the following from today’s article. Be sure to include: Navigation Acts, Writs of Assistance, Stamp Act.
  • What was Ben Franklin’s original response to the Stamp Act?
  • Who is said to have coined the phrase, “taxation without representation”?
  • Research the Letter of a Pennsylvania Farmer written by John Dickinson. Be prepared to share your research.
  • What three events sped the colonies towards revolution?
  • Why were the colonists passionate about their cause?
  • What was the colonists’ response to the shipments of tea being sent over by Great Britain?
  • Describe the events leading up to the Boston Tea Party.
  • What was England’s response to the Boston Tea Party?
  • What was the effect of The Boston Port Bill on the colonies?
Literature

Literature and Composition Assignments

  • Read the information about Benjamin Franklin’s “arduous project of arriving at moral perfection” and study the virtues and their meanings.
  • Choose four virtues to track over the next four weeks. Work on one virtue per week and take notes on your experience practicing this virtue.
  • Read Part One of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.

Unit 15 Extra Resources: High School

Videos

VIDEOS ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE PREVIEWED BY PARENTS BEFORE ALLOWING STUDENTS TO WATCH VIDEOS. SOME VIDEOS MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION ON SENSITIVE TOPICS.

Which Founding Father Would You Vote For?

Name That Founding Father

U.S. Constitution Wordsearch

Founding Father Classroom Jeopardy

Real or Fake? Test Your Founding Father Knowledge

The Ride – Paul Revere short educational film piece

First Continental Congress: America the Story of Us

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