12 Incredible Facts about the Boston Tea Party by Kristin MarciniakI love reading junior historical nonfiction. So much information is given in a very short time and theres always lots of pictures! (Lest you think Im lazy, I do enjoy reading adult nonfiction too, but my fifth graders cant enjoy that.)
I loved the layout and design of this book. It was easy to read and very well organized. Heres a few fun facts you might not have known about the Boston Tea Party:
*Maine was part of Massachusetts during this time. They separated in 1820.
*Britain was 130 million pounds in debt after the French and Indian War
*Tea was not super popular at the time. Less than 1/3 of the colonists drank it every day, mostly those who wanted to pretend they were equal to Great Britains upper echelons. (Hoity Toity people)
*Thousands of people watched the Boston Tea Party
*Ten years between the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution
Another thing I loved was the comprehension questions on each page. Excellent series for my classroom.
The story behind the Boston Tea Party - Ben Labaree
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What better way to spend a cool, cloudy spring afternoon. Although the caffeine in coffee is absorbed rapidly into the body, this is not so with tea. Five of the most common are:. A good tea should not require anything added to it. For more info, click HERE. Have a happy weekend! I love tea and I will drink a good tea without anything in it.