1. Divide the class into three sections to represent the competing factions affected by the Proclamation of 1763. Ask each group to prepare presentation notes covering the following discussion items:
♦ The British Crown. Discuss the following:
◊ Why did the British need to confine their colonists to the Atlantic seaboard?
◊ Why did the British favor the Indians over the colonists?
◊ Did the British demonstrate concern and respect for the colonists? Why or why not?
♦ The colonists. Discuss the following:
◊ Why were the colonists so resentful with the closing of the Indian territories?
◊ What were the colonists’ attitude towards the Indians?
◊ How did the Proclamation of 1763 begin a growing resentment between the colonists and Great Britain?
♦ The Indians. Discuss the following:
◊ Why did the Indians distrust the British?
◊ Why did the Indians hate and fear the colonists?
◊ Did the Indians have any reason to believe that the British could enforce the Proclamation and keep settlers out?
2. Have each group make its own presentation covering the discussion items above. Remind the remainder of the class to take notes on each presentation.
3. Assign a homework essay on the foregoing topics. Each class section could either prepare an essay on their presentations, or, alternatively, prepare their essays on a topic presented by another section.