Smithsonian Source Lesson Plan: Fact, Fiction, or Bad Memory

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Use this great lesson plan to commemorate the Boston Massacre, which occurred on March 5, 1770. By using primary and secondary source documents, students can evaluate bias or point of view while investigating what really happened outside the Boston Customs House between the colonists and British soldiers. This plan is appropriate for grades 4-12 and national standards are addressed for this grades.

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