How Did Tea and Taxes Spark a Revolution?

And Other Questions about the Boston Tea Party

From the Series Six Questions of American History

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

On a cold evening in December 1773, a group of men climbed aboard three ships docked in Boston Harbor. Armed with hatchets, the men began breaking into the ships’ valuable cargo—342 crates of tea. They dumped the tea into the black water of the harbor and then marched back home through the city streets. This “Boston Tea Party” was a bold act of protest by American colonists against British rule. It pushed the colonies and Great Britain a step closer to war. But who were these protestors? Why would they risk angering the powerful British government? And how did the British respond? Discover the facts about the Boston Tea Party and the colonists’ struggle for independent rule.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.5
BISACS JNF025190
Dewey 973.3'115
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 850
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 5.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 137233
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

Awards

  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book, Commended, 2011

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“Filled with numerous sidebars and sometimes too-busy colorful graphics, these lively narratives detail specific events that led to the Pilgrims’ founding of Plymouth Colony, the Boston Tea Party, and the Emancipation Proclamation. Though the information is selective, the volumes provide accessible introductions to American history.” —The Horn Book Guide

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“The question-and-answer format will help readers identify and understand each topic’s most salient aspects and will sharpen their nonfiction reading skills, making the books attractive options.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Booklist

“On deep-gold pages with darkened edges, smoothly written text is enlivened with portraits of leading figures, prints and documents from the time, maps, and, temptingly, pictures from today shown on modern handheld devices.” —Booklist

Author: Linda Gondosch

Linda Gondosch has written eleven books for children, including a picture book, early chapter books, and middle grade fiction. Gondosch has raised four children and now lives with her husband in Hebron, Kentucky, near the Ohio River. She has taught in college and high school, and she also substitute taught in elementary school. She toured Italy in 2008 and loves to visit historic sites.

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Six Questions of American History

Explore pivotal moments in US history, from colonial times to the Civil War. Discover the who, what, where, when, why, and how of important events such as the Pilgrims settling at Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Writing exercises at the… View available downloads →