The schooner Sultana patrolled the waters of the mid-Atlantic enforcing the hated Townsend Acts for Britain’s Royal Navy from 1768 to 1772. This unit uses Sultana’s story as a case study to examine broader themes in American history including the colonists’ reaction to British taxation policies prior to the American Revolution, the rigors of daily life in the 18th century, and the Triangle Trade. Each lesson below contains a video, written curriculum, and links to additional resources. To access the materials, simply CLICK ON THE TILE related to the topic that interest you.
To find MSDE Social Studies curriculum standards that align with the Colonial History unit, click HERE.