ERIC Number: ED329483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
The Other Boston Tea Party. Teacher's Guide.
Rosal, Lorenca Consuelo; And Others
A teachers' guide is presented that accompanies the video production of "The Other Boston Tea Party," a play used to teach about the U.S. Constitution and American legal and political systems. The play combines a comedy of manners with an historical approach to the issues surrounding the Federalist/Anti-Federalist debate over ratification of the Constitution. In creating a warm but confrontational friendship between aging Revolutionary War populist--Samuel Adams--and the rising young statesman--Harrison Gray Otis, the play creates characters who illuminate the often passionately held issues of the era. The guide is divided into three parts: (1) the introduction, which includes suggestions for teachers and historical background material; (2) a detailed section paralleling the 10 scenes of the play and its prologue; and (3) appendices with special teaching tips, the complete glossary, and an index to activities. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, United States History, Videotape Recordings
New England Foundation for the Humanities, 600 Washington Street, Suite 650, Boston, MA 02111 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New England Foundation for the Humanities, Boston, MA.
Identifiers: Antifederalists; Federalists; United States Constitution
Note: This teacher's guide is designed to accompany the video tape, "The Other Boston Tea Party."