May 08, 2014

John Adams and the Boston Massacre

Grade Level:

High

Overview:                                         

Most, if not all, U.S. history textbooks give some coverage to the “Boston Massacre.” But what about the trials that followed it? What really happened? What was John Adams’s role in those trials? What is its significance for American law and history?

Time needed:

45-60 minutes

 

Materials required:

John Adams and the Boston Massacre discussion plan

John Adams and the Boston Massacre PowerPoint

 

National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies:

Theme 6: Power, Authority, Governance

Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices