5.6 ~ The Tea Act & The Boston Tea Party Turn to Page 70 in your History Book Turn to Page L31 & R32 in your IN 5 minute video clip Introduction to the Boston Tea Party The Boston Tea Party QuickTime™ and a QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor TIF F (U ncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. are needed to see this picture. Mohawk Indian Mohawk Indian Mohawk Indian It’s a Tea Party! (Get to know the text activity) Directions: Each person will receive a card with a sentence from the book. The class will stand in two lines facing each other. Each person will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their text to another person in the class. You will continue this until everyone has had an opportunity to meet everyone. EXAMPLE: “Hi, my name is Gertrude Smith and…Britain’s anger over the Boston Tea Party led to Parliament to pass a new series of laws in 1774.” Outline Notes (L31) Pg. 70 in Book I. The Boston Tea Party a. The repeal of the Townshend Acts lead to a period of calm. b. The small tax on tea didn’t bother Loyalists. c. The new tax on tea called the Tea tax caused problems, including the Boston Tea Party. Outline Notes (L31) Pg. 70 in Book II. The Tea Act a. The British East India Company was losing money b/c ppl. Weren’t buying tea from them. 1. They had to sell 17 million pounds of tea or would go broke. b. The Tea Act lowered the price of tea. 1. The company now has control of tea prices. c. Colonists are still upset b/c British are trying to control the colonists. Outline Notes (L31) Pg. 70 in Book III. The Tea Ships Arrive a. Angry protesters stopped the ships from unloading. b. Governor of Boston orders 3 tea ships to stay and unload. ] c. Patriots (50 Sons of Liberty) dress as Mohawk Indians and dump tea into harbor. d. colonists celebrated this as the Boston Tea Party. The Sons of Liberty Tar & Feathering Acrostic Poem (R32) Boston Tea Party • Directions: Sketch and cut out a tea bag from the white piece of paper. • After you have cut out the tea bag, create an Acrostic poem with the words “Boston Tea Party” on it. Staple the tea bag on R32.
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