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New Review Are We the People?
Taking on the roles of a fiery Boston patriot, a Philadelphia merchant's wife, and a prominent abolitionist, your young historians will consider the reactions of these early Americans to the creation of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Emancipation Proclamation respectively.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 50 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Interpreting Foundation Documents of the American Republic
Explore early American documents that qualify as primary sources. Tenth and eleventh graders use the provided worksheets to analyze the texts of the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Northwest Ordinance.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 60 Views 282 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What basic rights are guaranteed to all Americans? Do citizens, legal aliens, illegal aliens, and minors all have the same rights? Should individuals all over the world enjoy the same rights? Class members read the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as part of a unit study of the responsibilities individuals have to uphold human rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 36 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review On the Road to Revolution: Creating a Living Timeline
Divided into nine topic groups, from the Proclamation of 1763 to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, your young historians will research major events on the road to the American Revolution and then create a 2-3 minute sketch explaining their topics to the class.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 119 Views 97 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Two Sides of the Declaration of Independence
Budding historians read six documents related to grievances that led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence. They then craft an essay in which they discuss the perspective of both the colonists and the king. This DBQ could be used as a practice test for the US History AP exam.
11th - 12th Language Arts 26 Views 206 Downloads
The Declaration of Independence
Learners analyze the Declaration of Independence. They identify and describe various sections of the document then discuss how the colonists responded to it. As a culminating activity, they write their own declarations of independence as if they we were under the rule of harsh authorities.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 42 Views 159 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Argument of the Declaration of Independence
When in the course of a course on historic American events, it becomes necessary for learners to examine, with decent respect, the Declaration of Independence, it becomes evident that there are six separate and equal parts of that document.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Think about the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence with your budding historians. They analyze the importance of historical documents by examining several famous documents, and then they complete activities that check their understanding of the documents.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 41 Views 325 Downloads
Declare the Causes: The Declaration of Independence
Students study the Declaration of Independence and the process our founding fathers went through to get it written and signed. They analyze other similar historical documents and draft and present their own declarations.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 34 Views 98 Downloads
"Declaration of Independence" From Plagiarism
So, what does the Declaration of Independence even mean? Learners of all ages paraphrase the Declaration of Independence in modern terms. They work as a group or class to paraphrase the language of the Declaration of Independence. There are accommodations for specific grade levels.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 16 Views 168 Downloads
Hey, King: Get off Our Backs!
Get up close and personal with the Declaration of Independence, review events that led to the Revolutionary War in the United States, and discover the language of liberty that began in colonial America.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 62 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: A Lesson on the Declaration of Independence
What does it mean to say that a right is unalienable? How did the founding fathers convey this revolutionary concept in the Declaration of Independence? Engage in a close reading and analysis of the Declaration of Independence, and through careful study of the text consider the universal principles that would form the foundation of a nation.
10th - 12th Language Arts 82 Views 72 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Declaration of Independence
High schoolers assess the role of the Declartion of Independence in the development of the American Revolution. They examine the role of the Declaration of Independence as part of the American identity. Students analyze the argumentative structure of the Declaration of Independence.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 30 Views 71 Downloads
New Review First Continental Congress, Second Continental Congress, & the Declaration of Independence
Your learners will take on the roles of Congressional members in the year 1775 and devise a plan for America after the onset of the Revolutionary War.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Allison Smith: What Are You Fighting For?
Trench art is a nontraditional art form created by soldiers in trenches during wartime. Artist Allison Smith connects her art to the American Revolution and the question: "What are you fighting for?" Kids examine her art, how it connects to The Declaration of Independence and Common Sense, and then they write a proclamation of their own.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 6 Downloads
Declaration of Independence
Students review the Declaration of Independence through the eyes of two historians. In this Declaration of Independence lesson, students view the Declaration of Independence Preamble and discuss the points of view of historians.
5th - 6th Language Arts 42 Views 35 Downloads
Constitution/Declaration of Independence
Students discover the importance of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. In this Constitution and Declaration of Independence lesson plan, students study the events that led up to designing and signing of these documents. Students sign a copy of the Constitution to hang in the hall.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 10 Views 38 Downloads
The Drafts of the Declaration of Independence
Seventh graders compare drafts of the Declaration of Independence. In this primary source analysis lesson, 7th graders access copies of Thomas Jefferson's original draft of the document and compare it the final document that gave birth to America.
7th Social Studies & History 5 Views 16 Downloads