and Social Studies-
Core Knowledge events and interest behind the American Revolution,
Reasoning, Reflection, Research, Evidence and Point of View,
People and Events in Massachusetts history (Boston Massacre,
Crispus Attucks, and John Adams)
- a knife made to fit the open end of a musket
settlement of people who are governed by others
burning property or an officer¹s command to shoot
- a criminal charge brought against a person intent-to do something
on purpose or willfully
- the killing of a group of defenseless people at one time; murder-the
intentional killing of another person
- a long gun, like a rifle, held to the shoulder when fired
- words or pictures designed to win someone over to a certain
point of view, especially when distorting the truth
- a guard posted to prevent unauthorized people from passing
- to make fun of someone in a disrespectful way, to tease, to
House-The headquarters of Massachusetts colonial government,
including the court, and later the Massachusetts State House.
- statement(s) of fact given before a court
- the decision reached by the jury at the end of a trial
- someone who has seen or heard something and is called to testify
before a court
City Council Staff. Memorial of Crispus Attucks, Samuel
Maverick, James Caldwell, Samuel Gray and Patrick Carr, from the
City of Boston. North Stratford, NH: Ayer, 1977.
City Council Staff. Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre
in Boston: Perpetuated in the Evening of the Fifth Day of March,
Seventeen Seventy, by Soldiers of the Twenty Ninth Regiment.
Reprint. North Stratford, NH: Ayer, 1977.
A.J. Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution.
Simon and Schuster: New York, 1988.
of the British Soldiers. North Stratford, NH: Ayer, 1977.
Alfred F. The Shoemaker and the Tea Party: Memory and the
American Revolution. Boston: Beacon Press, 2000.
Hiller B. The Boston Massacre. New York: W.W. Norton
and Company, 1970.
Marlene. John Adams. Children's Press, 1986. elementary
Frances, ed. "Two Stories: Eyewitness Accounts of the Massacre,"
Cobblestone: The History Magazine for Children,
Volume 1, Number 3. March, 1980. elementary
Millender, Dharathula. Crispus Attucks: Black Leader of
Colonial Patriots. Reprint. Macmillan, 1986. elementary
Mary Kay. The Story of the Boston Massacre. Thomas
Y. Crowell, 1976 middleschool
Ann. The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre.
Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1993 middleschool
The Bostonian Society Library has an original copy of the transcripts
of the trial of the British soldiers which was published in 1770.
The Society also has other printed material in its collection
related to the Boston Massacre. Please contact the Librarian at
(617)720-1713 x12 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like