Ramifications of British Government attempts to increase control over the American Colonies

Class 4-303

Laura Sullivan

lcoccaro@schools.nyc.gov

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

By the 1700s all three colonial regions had different economies and ways of life yet, England continued to find ways to gain more from trading with the colonies.

England wished to gain from mercantilism.Mercantilism is when the government controls the economy in order to gain wealth from trade.The Englishís government felt that the thirteen colonies should support the English economy.

In order to gain more from trade with the colonies the English government imposed the Navigation Acts.The Navigation Acts controlled how the colonies could ship their goods, whom they could trade with, and what goods they could trade.As time passed, the list of goods the colonists could sell solely to England increased.English continued control became unpopular with the colonists, resulting in ramifications.

One ramification was that the Colonist resented the English.The English government was far away and not in touch with the needs of the colonistsí.The colonists began to feel they should rule themselves.An additional ramification was the colonist who came from all different walks in life, banded together for a single purpose.To seek liberty and justice.

 

 

 

TASK

Historians, you will focus on the ramifications of British Government attempts to increase control over the American Colonies.

Your teacher will assign you to a group and provide you with your individual responsibilities. In your groups you will be responsible for:

1)   Researching the topic and documenting findings.

2)   Creating ONE of the following to demonstrate understanding of ramifications:

     Advertisement to join forces against English rule

     Skit to demonstrate colonist point of view

     Diary Entry sharing how a colonist feels during this time

     Infographic depicting challenges colonist faced

     Mural showing colonists opposition to the English

     Poem expressing Colonistsí resistance to the English

     Time Capsule focusing on colonist reasons to revolt

 

 

 

PROCESS

Using the AHPPA

1.  Identify the Problem (this has already been done for you): The British Government attempts to increase control over the American Colonies had ramifications.

2.   Determine the ramification of the control on colonist life.Using the provided worksheet, record at least four attempts to control the colonists.

3.   Gather Evidence of ramifications: Using the provided worksheet, record at least four ramifications.

4.   Demonstrate how the Colonists dealt with Britain's attempts to control: Using the worksheet you record your findings on, create one of the following:

     Advertisement to join forces against English rule

     Skit to demonstrate colonist point of view

     Diary Entry sharing how a colonist feels during this time

     Infographic depicting challenges colonist faced

     Mural showing colonists opposition to the English

     Poem expressing Colonistsí resistance to the English

     Time Capsule focusing on Colonist reasons to revolt

to demonstrate ramifications of British attempts to control colonists.

RESOURCES

    Why were the American colonies unhappy with the British government?

    Intolerable Acts

    Nature of Intolerable Acts

    The Colony of New York

    Government and Politics in America

    The Colony of New York

    Social Studies of New York

 

 

EVALUATION

Ramifications of British Government attempts to increase control over the American Colonies Rubric

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3

2

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Historical facts:

Sufficient historical facts are incorporated in the Product

Historical facts are numerous, they add quality to the story.

(more than 12)

Historical facts are present, they are sufficient in that they add to the story.

(11-8)

Historical facts are minimal and do nothing to add to the story.

(2-3)

No historical facts are present.

(0-1)

Craft:

Students used details and depicts accurate facts

Numerous details are used to describe the authorís understanding of the time. Facts are accurate.

Few details are used to describe the authorís understanding of the time. Facts are accurate.

A couple details are used to describe the authorís understanding of the time. Facts are accurate.

Numerous details are used to describe the authorís understanding of the time missing. Facts are not accurate.

Organization:

Contains facts, background information, setting, detailed descriptions and reflection

All elements are consistently and accurately used throughout the project:

Facts, Background, Setting and Reflection

All elements are used in the project:

Facts, Background, Setting and Reflection

(2-3) elements are missing throughout the project: Facts, Background, Setting and Reflection

(0-1) Most elements are missing throughout the project: Facts, Background, Setting and Reflection

Knowledge:

The project as a whole demonstrates the students' understanding British attempts to control the colonists and ramifications

The project demonstrates an outstanding knowledge of the time period.

The project demonstrates a satisfactory knowledge of the time period.

The project demonstrates a minimal knowledge of the time period.

The project demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding of the time period.

Presentation:

The project is presented in a neat and organized manner.

The project is presented neatly with appropriate facts and illustrations that enhance the overall quality of the work.

The project is presented neatly with clear organization.

The project is presented neatly with minimal effort.

The project does not demonstrate quality.

 

 

CONCLUSION

Congratulations, Historians! You have researched using multiple sources, by paraphrasing and summarizing the information you were learning via notetaking.You applied your new understanding and created something to reflect your new insight.Your project articulates the ramifications of the British Government attempts to increase control over the American Colonies.

 

 

STANDARDS

NYSSSLS 4.2 A

NYSSSLS 4.2 B

NYSSSLS 4.2 C ††