Overview: You will learn about six prominent Loyalists and Patriots and their viewpoints on whether or not the American colonies should declare independence.
Step 1: Your Guess - Complete the Attitude of American Colonists Towards Independence Handout then check out the actual results by looking at the Actual Historical Fraction page.
Step 2: Comparing Loyalists and Patriots - Read Section 11.2 History Alive! America's Past and look at the transparency below.
In 1775, colonists either wanted to remain loyal to Britain, wanted to declare their independence, or were undecided (neutral).
Step 3: Researching a Prominent Colonial Figure- Complete the Preparing of the Panel Debate Handout by using the materials here and reading Sections 11.3 - 11.8 of History Alive! America's Past. (You will choose one prominent historical figure to research and hand in.
Step 4: Reading Notes on Prominent Historical Figures- Complete the Reading Notes Handout (Cut out the six figures in this Student Handout and glue them into the Reading Notes Handout). Use your readings and prior steps to complete this.
Step 5: Processing Assignment- Demonstrate what you have learned by completing the Interactive Student Notebook Processing Assignment Handout.
Chapter Text Download:
History Alive! America's Past Chapter 11 - To Declare Independence or Not