Taxation without Representation Activity

This is a fun and exciting activity to do with students who are learning about the Causes of the American Revolution. This is a presentation that all you need to do is download, buy some goldfish, small cups, and zip-lock bags and you are ready to go!! The presentation includes the rules to the activity, the different roles that are played, props, the act cards that are read by the king, and an exit ticket discussion question handout. The students get so frustrated that they run out of goldfish and get sent to jail. It helps them understand why the colonist were so angered by all the taxes that were placed on them back during that time. Plus, at the end the students get a snack.This is one of my favorite things to do each year!!!

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Created: Dec 30, 2018


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