You see, I need to ensure that my students are able to "Summarize and explain the major events that created tension between the colonists and Britain and eventually led to the Declaration of Independence."
Our first task while in 1768 Boston was to find a job! We arrived there with no money, no place to sleep, and only the clothes on our backs. I asked my students to walk around town looking for a trade to apprentice. (Logistically speaking, I assigned them a letter of the alphabet and had them choose a profession common in this time period. Here are the details.)
Once they found their job and a place to live, they researched their job and created a slide on our shared Google Presentation that explained what their job was. Finally, they created a Voki introducing themselves to all of us and answering a few questions that asked them to predict and set goals.