J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

History Investigations for Students

This weekend brought the happy news that my godson won the history prize for his year in grade school. This says nothing about the godfatherly influence of Boston 1775 since said school is in London and no doubt teaches an almost completely different history from that explored here.

Nonetheless, it seems like an appropriate day to point to Lesson Modules from the City University of New York’s Investigating U.S. History project:

The Stamp Act unit is particularly Boston-focused, but there were other protests against that act from Savannah to Halifax. (It looks like most images have vanished from those webpages since I first saw them, probably due to either permissions or technical issues.)

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