The Boston Massacre
This year we are studying Colonial Times through the Revolution. This week's topic was the Boston Massacre. We read the overview and then Abigail's perspective and then played the neatest game. It's purpose is to compare the different images and accounts of event in order to determine what actually happened. the whole family played together and we all learned something.
Did you know there are several different artistic renderings showing different perspectives of the event? I certainly did not.
This engraving by Paul Revere is the one we all know and recognize. It is almost the only one anyone knows.
While this image, more accurately depicts the events according to the eyewitness testimony.
It is interesting that the actual witness testimony recorded during the trial shows a very different version of the events than I was ever taught in school.