Meet my King! King George III (photo courtesy of www.history.com)
Students "drew" a card to discover if they were a
Colonist, Tax Collector, or a Parliament member.
Students were provided with 30 "coins"
for the day. Here is the "tax structure" for Day 1.
Within 30 minutes of the simulation, students were ready to revolt! See how wonderful it is to be the Queen?!
Day two's "tax structure" was even more
costly. Students definitely felt frustrated while
being reminded that someone has to help England
build up their reserves. Students concluded that there are two sides to every story. We also realized that someone's else's solution can become someone else's problem!