Which Side Are You On? Patriots and Loyalists in the American Revolution

Grades 5-8

Group Limit: one classroom
Length: Live, interactive 1-hour program
Cost: $100 per program, discounts available for Priority and Title I School Districts

To Schedule: email education_assistant@chs.org
or call (860) 236-5621 ext. 232

Introduce your class to the opposing perspectives of the American Revolution as they explore the question “Was every colonist a Patriot during the American Revolution?” Uncover the many reasons individuals supported different sides of this conflict by examining documents, images, and music from the time period. Students will weigh the arguments and choose a side themselves, wrapping up by signing an Oath of Allegiance.  

Students will be able to:

1. Examine different viewpoints that might have been held by people living in the colonies at the time of the Revolutionary War and cite reasons why people would have supported different sides in the conflict. (CT HIST 5.4, 8.3; CCSS R1, L4, RS2)

2. Evaluate a variety of visual, written, and audio primary and secondary source material to form an opinion about which side they might have supported during the American Revolution. (CT HIST 5.6; CCSS R7, S&L2, RS1, RS7)

This project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Additional funding was provided through the generous support of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut

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