Taxation Without Representation: Unique Class Assignment

Taxation Without Representation: Unique Class Assignment

One of our amazing teachers, Miss Maurer, came up with a social studies lesson that got the city talking! In Miss Maurer’s class, she likes to do creative and unique lessons when she gets the chance. She created a brilliant assignment in which the kids “have to pay for each piece of paper they use” while attending school. This was because she was teaching her students about “Taxation Without Representation” in the colonies during the 1700’s. By creating her own simulation, she was able to convince the class that they would actually have to “pay” for each piece of paper they used – whether it was for a test, homework, or an assignment in class. In the end, the class would know how it felt to be in the colonies, being taxed without having any say for necessary things, such as paper. Check out this news story about how a creative assignment was mistaken for truth!
Disclaimer: No child will ever have to pay for a piece of paper while attending BuffSci. This was JUST a class assignment.

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