Lindsey Buckton graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Political Science and have volunteered and served on boards of several non-profits over the years. In 2013 she began homeschooling her 2e children with a combination of co-ops, online classes and her own curriculum. Lindsey fully believes that each child has the ability to flourish and she’s excited to work in an online classroom setting. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys training her deaf dog, watching documentaries, and traveling.
Take an in depth look at the causes, effects and impact the Boston Tea Party had in the early years of the formation of the United States.
Would you throw tea over the side of a boat? Why did the Sons of Liberty do that and what reasons did they have? Why was it specifically tea? “The Destruction of the Teas” or the Boston Tea Party is an important event from our history and in this class, we will analyze it by looking at it from different angles.
The Boston Tea Party is recommended for learners ages 9 to 13. By looking at the Boston Tea party, along with the events leading up to and after the protest, students can glimpse into pre-revolution America and how this lead to the making of our country. In the class the roles of the British, the rebels, those loyal to Britain, and the impartial will be analyzed and discussed. We will look at videos and read articles and digital archives to show how the Boston Tea Party was not an isolated event but a cumulation of actions.
Sample Course Outline
This class has 8 class meetings. A suggested outline for the course is
- Class 1 – Introduction, rules, guidelines and that fateful day
- Class 2 – Stamp Act and Townshend Act. What were they and why did they occur?
- Class 3 – Boston Massacre and Trial
- Class 4 – Tea Act, the Sons of Liberty and propaganda
- Class 5 – The Boston Tea Party
- Class 6 – How Britain Reacted (Coercive Acts)
- Class 7 – Second Boston Tea Part and other Tea Dumping Events
- Class 8 – Wrap up and finish any topics that need more in-depth coverage
Boston Tea Party is offered Fall 2019.