A Gravestone for Crispus Attucks Bulletin Board

A Gravestone for Crispus Attucks
A Gravestone for Crispus Attucks
Fifth graders showed off their writing skills in this display.
A Gravestone for Crispus Attucks
A Gravestone for Crispus Attucks
This upclose photos shows what the writing project included.
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A Gravestone for Crispus Attucks
Here is another look inside the tombstones.

Bulletin boards can be quite a learning experience for students. For this board, students wrote the account Crispus Attucks. You might remember him from your lessons on the American Revolution.

In 1770 the first real battle between the colonists and the British took place. The British soldiers got angry at a crowd of colonists who were throwing snowballs at them. The soldiers fired. Five colonists were killed and many more were wounded.

The first to be killed was Crispus Attucks, a sailor and rope-maker. Attucks’s father was an enslaved African and mother was a member of the Wampanoag tribe. Attucks ignored that he might be arrested and returned to slavery in his anger. He was upset that the growing number of British troops could cause the pay of seamen to become even less than their already low wage. Later this event was called the Boston Massacre.

One feature that makes this story from history memorial for students is they described the events of the Boston Massacre on 3D tombstones that were turned into this interesting bulletin board.

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