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Thomas Jefferson - Author of The Declaration of Indepence & 3rd U.S. President | Mini Bio | BIO Video
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Our Responsibilities

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The fourth in a five-lesson unit examining human rights and personal responsibility asks class groups to investigate a current rights issue, and using the provided graphic organizer, summarize the issue, consider which rights are being...
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A Just War or Just a War?

For Teachers 8th Standards
What, if anything, makes a war "just"? This is an interesting and important question to explore with your class, and you can utilize an excellent lesson plan to support your group inquiry. The American Revolution and the War of 1812 are...
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The Two Sides of the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 11th - 12th
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...
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US Constitution

For Teachers 7th - 11th
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 They analyze the importance of historical documents by examining several famous documents, and then they complete activities that check...
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Are We the People?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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,...
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Human Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Who Won the American Revolution?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Was the American Revolution really revolutionary? Consider all the sides to this complex historical event, as this video not only reviews key battles of the revolution, but also discusses the effect of the war on slaves and Native...
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The American Revolution (Sesame Street) - Part 1

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The Sesame Street crew take on the American Revolution. Part one depicts Thomas Jefferson attempting to write the Declaration of Independence. Unfortunately, he breaks his quill and Mr. Grover gets him everything but a quill. This is a...
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The Meaning of America: Freedom and Religion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The United States of America was founded on firm ideals of both the pursuit of happiness and a spirit of reverence. Through a close reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," you can examine what some consider was a...
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Was the War of 1812 Our Second War of Independence?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Though it occurred almost 40 years later, could the United States have been fighting for their independence again in the War of 1812? Using appropriate primary source material from each of the two wars, compare and contrast the situation...
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Lesson: Allison Smith: What Are You Fighting For?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Interpreting Foundation Documents of the American Republic

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
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,...
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"Declaration of Independence" From Plagiarism

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
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...
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Fourth of July Addition and Subtraction

For Students 2nd - 3rd
What is Thomas Jefferson signing? Focus on American history with this cross-curricular math puzzle. Learners utilize addition and subtraction skills to solve the mystery of the Fourth of July. All numbers are 3-digit, and there are no...
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Declare the Causes: The Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners 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.
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Baseball Challenge: 5th Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 5th
Quickly review facts relating to U.S. History in a Baseball Challenge presentation. The information relates to branches of government, the Vietnam War, WWII, and other key events.
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Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This is part one in a series about the American Revolution. Here, the instructor focuses on The Declaration of Independence, what causes it to be written, who wrote it, and how well it was received.
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A (Brief) History of Democracy Part 2

For Teachers 7th - 10th
The concluding segment of this two-part student project video begins with the Renaissance and ends with an homage to John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Pierre Trudeau.
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Drafting the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students working in small groups to compare and contrast the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson with the final version. They list the differences and decide on why the changes were made.
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revolution

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Clear and relevant images and text are used to describe the American Revolution. The text and facts given are short and will keep your students' attention, but would be best suited to accompany a lecture from the teacher about the Stamp...
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Make the Connection

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students practice connecting words into phrases. They use the Declaration of Independence to help them connect phrases.
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Vocabulary Building - Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Young scholars read the first part of the Declaration of Independence and mark the words they don't know. First, they try to guess what the words mean by looking at the them in context, and then they look up the words in a dictionary.
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Historical Background Leading to the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars examine why, when our Fathers, signed the Declaration of Independence they were placing in jeopardy their freedom, property and lives.
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The Declaration of Independence: America is Born

For Teachers 9th - 12th
America is born, follow the Declaration of Independence from creation through ratification. Learners look at Thomas Jefferson and his pivotal role in the formation of America. Students view the handout of Declaration of Independence...