Boston Tea Party


In our Boston Tea Party lesson plan, students learn about the historic event known as the Boston Tea Party, including when and where it took place, its causes and effects, and its lasting significance today. Students learn related vocabulary and learn about how the Boston Tea Party relates to the American Revolution as a whole.


Our Boston Tea Party lesson plan introduces students to the Boston Tea Party as one of the major events leading to the American Revolutionary War. Most students should be familiar with the war, and have heard the term “Boston Tea Party” but are not fully familiar with the facts surrounding the event. During this lesson, students are asked to consider given questions about the Boston Tea Party and the larger themes surrounding it and then participate in a group discussion of their ideas and answers. Students are also asked to match key terms to their definitions in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson material.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define and describe the Boston Tea Party and explain its significance as it relates to the American Revolution.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy. RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10

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Amber T.
Boston Tea Party

So wonderful! One of my favorite history eras.