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Social Studies Curriculum Social Studies - 5th Grade
Lesson Plans

Standard 2

Students will understand the chronology and significance of key events leading to self-government.

Objective 1

Describe how the movement toward revolution culminated in a Declaration of Independence.
  • Taxation without Representation
    Students will learn about the Boston Tea Party, how taxes impact people's lives and where tax money goes.

    Enduring Understanding: Students will understand the roles of the events leading up to The Declaration of Independence by the United States.

    Essential Questions:

    • What factors lead to the Boston Tea Party?
    • What role did taxation play in the early colonies?

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