Colonial Times in Mrs. Mufson's 4th Grade Classroom

Recently, the fourth-graders in Mrs. Mufson's class had the opportunity to experience life as colonists in the 1770s.  As part of an interactive activity, the "colonists" were tasked with paying various taxes on everyday items.  The simulation highlighted how King George, Parliament, and Tax Collectors benefited from the tax revenue collected.  This hands-on experience sparked outrage in the classroom, providing the fourth graders with a deeper understanding of why the actual colonists were so upset about the different British taxes imposed during the 1770s.