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    Political cartoons
    By Tere

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    I have my students create a political cartoon for the Boston Tea Party. At first I thought this was a difficult activity for the children, but you would be amazed what they can accomplish working in cooperative groups. If you have access to Scholastic News you can introduce the concept of political cartoons. If you want to try the debate have the students create a decision making tree first. I know it helps my students think it through. In the debate you can give the students names of famous Americans or roles from Parliament. Maybe even have the children create a Mohawk Indian costume, while the other side where red coats or British uniform. The more creative I become with Social Studies the more my students enjoy it. Finally if you haven't read it yet maybe do a simulation. I am sure you can find many on the Internet. Good Luck!

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