It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it’s not Christmas it is American Revolution time! This unit is by far is my favorite unit to teach as a civics teacher. Teaching the American Revolution is the only time I get to teach an entire unit of U.S. history.
My favorite activity to complete is the king’s skittles.
If you have not heard of the kings’ skittles activity, you are in the right place. I was initially inspired by young teacher love, who created this simulation for her elementary class. I knew I wanted to incorporate this activity in my middle school classroom. So, I decided to create my simulation perfect for middle and high school social studies students.
I use this after teaching about the events leading to the Declaration of Independence (SS.7.C.1.3). Once the students understand the acts and the colonist reaction to those acts such as the stamp act, I introduce the activity.
This simulation activity that will give your students an experience of the colonist frustration with King George and the Parliament. Conducting kings’ skittles in the classroom is easy.
Keep reading for the three easy steps to incorporate this activity into your classroom.
I love this activity, and I hope you will have fun incorporating this into your middle and high school classroom.
You can get this free resource below and begin using it in your classroom! In the resource, you will receive
This resource is based on the following standard/topic:
Cut out the parliament, king, and tax collector sign. Hole punch the sign and place a string through.
The crown comes in two parts. Cut out around and along the lines to have four pieces of the crown. You can throw out the 4th piece. Staple the three pieces together,
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