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147 resources with the keyterm declaration of independence

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On the Road to Revolution: Creating a Living Timeline

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
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...
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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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Cumulative Review: Social Studies

For Students 9th - 10th
Have you just finished teaching chapters 1-5 of your social studies book and are ready to test your class? If so, you are in luck! Here is a well-organized cumulative review that covers multiple topics, main ideas, and vocabulary related...
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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 They analyze the importance of historical documents by examining several famous documents, and then they complete activities that check...
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8th Grade U.S. History Task Study Packet

For Students 8th
Even a cumulative review can include main ideas, key events, supporting details, and critical thinking. An excellent 8th grade history review is yours for the taking. It includes topics that range from the thirteen colonies to post Civil...
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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 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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The American Revolution, Guided Reading

For Students 10th - 12th
This McDougal Littell activity provides a graphic organizer for US History class members to record information on the causes and effects of events like France entering the war, the British closing Boston harbor, passing the Stamp Act,...
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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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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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I Declare, I believe this document May Flower!"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are used as the text for a series of activities. After being assigned one of these documents, groups highlight key words and isolate the...
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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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The Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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The Prelude to the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Your class can interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. They consider the historical context of the Declaration of Independence as they examine documents that preceded the declaration and then analyze it to determine...
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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...
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The Drafts of the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 7th
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...