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147 resources with the keyterm declaration of independence

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The Declaration Versus The Communist Manifesto

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders put their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution to the test when they are asked to mark which of several statements are from either the Constitution or the Communist Manifesto. A class discussion follows. Use this resource as...
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The Revolutionary War

For Teachers 8th - 11th
March your students off to war with this presentation, which provides details to the American Revolution such as important figures (Jefferson, Franklin, Henry), facts about the Declaration of Independence, and definitions of key terms. A...
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The Road to Revolution: (1770-1776)

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Posing a guiding question about the inevitability of the American Revolution, the presentation guides students through the circumstances leading up to "The shot heard 'round the world" up to the Declaration of Independence. Teachers can...
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Liberty! The American Revolution

For Teachers 1st - 5th
This presentation reviews some of the reasons that led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the start of the Revolutionary War. It provides a brief overview and images for events like the French and Indian War, the...
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Applying Decoding, Vocabulary, and During Reading Strategies

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Apply reading strategies to boost phonemic awareness. While reading a provided informational text, learners use decoding, vocabulary, and a graphic organizer to strengthen their overall reading ability. Handouts and the reading passage...
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Writing Exercises: The American Revolution

For Students 5th - 8th
Get historians writing about the American Revolution using this short-answer worksheet! Three big-picture prompts are aimed at guiding deeper thinking and preparing learners for later discussion and application. They consider the...
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Declare the Causes: The Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars 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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Lesson 13: The Debate for Independence

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders argue the pros and cons of declaring independence. In this American Revolution lesson, 10th graders simulate a meeting of the Second Continental Congress and convince delegates to accept or reject Richard Henry Lee's...
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Lesson 14: Analyzing the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders consider the implications of declaring independence. For this American Revolution lesson, 10th graders discuss citizenship and then complete a handout that requires them to analyze the Declaration of Independence.
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Declaration of Independence/Heroes in the Making

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders take a closer look at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In this American Revolution instructional activity, 12th graders discuss the meaning of the document as well as the risk involved in signing it....
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The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence - Lesson 4

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders consider the purpose the Declaration of Independence. In this U.S. and West Virginia government lesson, 8th graders participate in a classroom activity that requires them to identify primary and secondary sources and then...
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The Journey of Slaves Toward Freedom

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students determine how slavery threatened America's guarantee of liberty. In this slavery instructional activity, students analyze primary documents and write essays about their roles in the slavery debate in the United States.
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Declaration of Independence: What are they complaining about?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students analyze the Declaration of Independence. In this argument for independence lesson, students analyze the British wrongs as listed by the writers. Students create a PowerPoint with rationale and support for their selections on...
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EXTRA! The Honorable Mr. Jefferson Declares our Independence from Britain!

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine early American images and documents. In this colonial America lesson, 5th graders access digital images of the Declaration of Independence, paintings, and other documents in order to understand the purpose of...
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Building A Nation

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students build their own nation in groups where they create a name, flag, declaration of independence, form of government, mathematical layout, and more. In this nation lesson plan, students also provide a scale drawing of their nation...
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The Declaration of Independence: From Rough Draft to Proclamation

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students discover the purpose of the Declaration of Independence. In this colonial America lesson, students compare the original draft by Thomas Jefferson to the final draft of the Declaration of Independence.
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The Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students reflect on the Declaration of Independence.  In this U.S. History lesson, students read the Declaration of Independence then complete an activity and worksheet on the topic.
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The Debate on Slavery

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Young historians research the debate over slavery; some students take the pro-slavery side and others the anti-slavery side. They take the role of a character such as a plantation owner, a legislator, a free Black, a slave, or a northern...
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Bill of Rights: Rights and Responsibilities

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners idenitfy and apply their opportunities to describe how written and unwritten laws and rules of a society affect individual and group behavior. Then they recognize the significance of the Fifth through Eighth Amendments, as well...
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The First Amendment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the freedoms and rights provided for in the First Amendment. Then they explore activities in which he or she participates daily that are guaranteed under the First Amendment. Students also analyze the extent to which...
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The Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars identify and examine the Declaration of Independence and ascertain its true intent and its eventual realization. Then they analyze the Declaration of Independence and summarize the intentions of the Declaration. Students...
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Our National Documents

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and analyze the founding documents of the United States. They read and discuss the article "Understanding the Meanings and Purposes of Our National Documents" by Richard J. Gonzalez, complete a KWL chart, and create a...
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Understanding the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers identify and interpret the Declaration of Independence and the rights and privileges demanded in the document. They also identify how those rights and privileges have affected our history. Students then research about...
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Are We Free Yet?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read excerpts from several Freedom Documents, evaluate amount of freedom guaranteed by each document, and rank documents on scale to determine which grant greatest and least amount of personal freedom.