Treaties are a common way to end conflict, but the compromises they make don't always work out in everyone's favor. Understanding who got what (or didn't get what) after the French and Indian War is helpful for students, especially as they progress through American and European history.
In this activity, students will create a spider map depicting the numerous outcomes of the French and Indian War as dictated by the Treaty of Paris. For each cell, students should include a description of the specific outcome and include a visual representation for each. Students will consider how each outcome impacted the French, British, Spanish, Native Americans, and Colonists.
In this activity, students will select what they find to be the most significant outcome of the French and Indian War and create a spider map that answers the "5 Ws" to further explain the significance of the event. Students will then be able to further compare and contrast the outcomes and discuss how treaties favor different groups.
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or PartnerCommon Core Standards
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Create a storyboard that analyzes the outcomes of the Treaty of Paris.
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