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This lesson will take students through the series of tax acts that were enacted by the British government and disputed by the original 13 colonies of America prior to the American Revolution. Students will discuss the concept of government-provided services in exchange for taxes. Students will explain the specific taxes and the right of the English government to levy them in the context of the oft-used slogan: No taxation without representation.


  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


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1.5.1: District of Columbia Arts Education Learning Standards

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1.5.1: District of Columbia Health Education Standards

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1.5.1: District of Columbia Physical Education Standards

Identify the feelings that result from participation in physical activity.

1.5.1: Indiana Physical Education Standards

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1.5.1: Indiana Academic Standards for Health & Wellness

Describe a health-related decision.

1.5.1: Indiana's Academic Standards for Visual Art

Demonstrate curiosity and personal insight through observing and discussing works of art.

1.5.1: Indiana's Academic Standards Music

Read and perform simple four-beat patterns with quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests using rhythm syllables.

1.5.1: Indiana's Academic Standards English/Language Arts

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1.5.1: Indiana Academic Standards for Dance

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1.5.1: Indiana Academic Standards for Theatre

Respond to plays, stories, songs, fairy tales, fables, and nursery rhymes.

1.5.1: Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Arts

Observe and reflect on a work of art and share personal responses with peers; demonstrate curiosity.

1.5.1: Louisiana PreK-Grade 12 Social Studies

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1.5.1: Maryland Science Core Learning Goals

The student will demonstrate the ability to summarize data (measurements/observations).

1.5.1: North Dakota Health Content Standards

Set a short-term personal health goal (e.g., daily physical activity, watching less television, eating healthy foods) and describe a plan to achieve it

1.5.1: North Dakota Physical Education Content Standards

Apply rules and procedures during physical activities (e.g., safety, equipment, directions)

1.5.1: North Dakota Social Studies Content Standards

Identify Earth's geographical landforms (e.g., islands, mountains, plains, hills, bodies of water)

1.5.1: North Dakota Science Content Standards

Explain that short-term weather conditions can change daily, and how weather affects people's daily activities

1.5.1: Nevada Physical Education Content Standards

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1.5.1: Nevada Health Content Standards

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1.5.1: Nevada Arts Standards - Music

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1.5.1: Nevada Arts Standards - Theater

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1.5.1: South Dakota Health Education Standards

Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
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