The Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre

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Author: Kimberly Walker

Demonstrate understanding of the different perspectives of the events that occurred in Boston, March 5, 1770.

How it all started is much debated.  The truth is lost to history, but what remains is a fascinating trail of propaganda, outrage and perspective.  These lessons will lead us through the record of the Boston Massacre or the Boston Riot.  What is truth?  You decide.

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Image analysis introduction

Short introduction to the events of March 5, 1770 along with the task to be completed by students.

"Crispus Attucks" version of the Boston Massacre by Henry Pelham