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- Town Meeting Materials-

Date Assigned

 

Tuesday, Nov 27

Objective

    Students will
    • Prepare yourself for tomorrow's role play activity: a town meenting (debate) about whether or not to declare independence from Great Britain.

Task

Creating Loyalist or Patriot Materials

  • Nameplate
    Must display your character's name in large, easy-to-read lettering. Must contain a quotation that represents the character's view on independence. Should be colored. Illustrations or other graphics may be added, but are not mandatory. Will be affixed to the historical figure's desk during the town meeting.
  • Propaganda Front
    Must communicate key beliefs held by the historical figure. Must use striking graphics and/or clever words or slogans to influence and sway the Neutralists. Must be visible from a distance of at least 10 feet.
  • Propaganda Back
    Must list three to five key ideas supporting the historical figure's view on independence. Must be written clearly on the back of the propaganda. Must be used in short speeches the historical figure will give during the town meeting.

 

Creating Neutralist Materials

  • Nameplate
    Must display your character's name in large, easy-to-read lettering. Must contain a quotation that represents why the character is neutral. Should be colored. Illustrations or other graphics may be added, but are not mandatory. Will be affixed to the historical figure's desk during the town meeting.
  • Two-sided Loyalist/Patriot Sign
    Must create simple, visually appealing graphic symbols for Loyalists and Patriots on either side of a large piece of paper. Will be used to indicate which way a Neutralist is being swayed during the town meeting.
  • Key Questions
    Must prepare at least three questions t oask each side during the town meeting. For example, Neutralists might ask Patriots, "If the colonies declare independence, how will they govern themselves?" Neutralists might ask Loyalists, "Don't you think taxation without representation is unfair?"
Due

 

Wednesday and Thursday , Nov 5 & 6

 

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