Patriot vs Loyalist Persuasive Speech


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In this activity, students will first analyze a primary source document from the Patriot and Loyalist perspectives. Using these documents for inspiration and their other knowledge of the American Revolution, students will write and present a soapbox speech to the class to persuade them to take their side. 

This includes:

  • The assignment page and rubric as a PDF and editable Word document.
  • A primary source and questions from the Patriot perspective.
  • A primary source and questions from the Loyalist perspective.
  • Answers for the primary source questions.

To make this assignment more authentic, set up your room to resemble colonial Boston.