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2. Weekly Topic: Boston Tea Party
3. Link to Boston Tea Party
4. Note from a Subscriber
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. November 30, 2005
Thanks for the feedback about the coloring pages. It really helped. I am almost, almost, almost
done with the coloring pages site. But there is still a teeny bit left to do, and I just am going to
have to wait a few more days before I tell you about it.
Sigh… I’m so excited… I really want to show you now, but it still needs a few more pages added, and tires kicked.
And, even better news, is that I am finally around the corner as far as my back pain goes. And I am the proud owner
of a still shrink-wrapped yoga stretching tape for backs and hips. I hope that as you are reading this, I am on the floor of my bedroom trying
out the new exercise video.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Boston Tea Party
by Barbara J. Feldman
Boston Tea Party Printable (** for premium members only)
On December 16, 1773, a small group of American colonists (many of them dressed up as Mohawk Indians) sneaked onto three ships in the Boston harbor, and dumped more than 300 cases of English tea overboard as a protest against British taxation. The British responded with several harsh measures that ended up uniting the colonists in their quest for independence.
Boston Tea Party Historical Society
The Boston Tea Party Historical Society is my pick of the day site because it has a little bit of everything: articles, pictures, biographies, a timeline, sample student essays, and quirky little-known facts. “The Bostonians had such a great time at the Tea Party, they repeated the act. Do you know when? The repeat performance occurred on March 7, 1774. The combined episodes cost the British a total of 3 million dollars, in today’s money.”
Eyewitness to History: Boston Tea Party
This one-page story includes a first person account of the evening’s activities by George Hewes. He describes how he dressed up like an Indian, arrived at the dock, and was organized into a small group lead by Leonard Pitt. “We then were ordered by our commander to open the hatches and take out all the chests of tea and throw them overboard, and we immediately proceeded to execute his orders, first cutting and splitting the chests with our tomahawks, so as thoroughly to expose them to the effects of the water.”
History Channel: The Declaration of Independence
Subtitled “The Call for Independence: How the Declaration Came to Be,” this History Channel article places the Boston Tea party within the larger context of America’s separation from England. With hyperlinks to additional topics (such as the Townshend Acts, Boston Massacre, Intolerable Acts and Boston Tea Party) it provides a nice overview of America in the last half of the eighteenth century. The “Intolerable Acts [is a] popular name given to a series of laws passed by the British Parliament in March 1774 as punitive measures against the colony of Massachusetts.”
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#3. Link to Boston Tea Party
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#4. Note from a Subscriber
We celebrate Thanksgiving in Japan also. It is on Wednesday November 23. Of course it doesn’t have Pilgrims and turkey dinners but it is a day taken from America to show thanks to others and the things we have. Just thought you might like to know.
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Boston Tea Party Word Search
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Boston Tea Party Jigsaw
#6. Quote of the Week
“If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” ~~ Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 – 1951) Austrian philosopher
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