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147 resources with the keyterm declaration of independence

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Building a Nation

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify the main ideas of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. They read and discuss text, read and summarize a section of the Declaration of Independence in small groups, and write a paper on why the colonists felt it...
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the Declaration of Independence Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students demonstrate reading comprehension skills, including reading strategies, inference, literal meaning, and critical analysis.
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The US Constitution in My Classroom

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research the government. In this governement lesson, 4th graders participate in 11 days of lessons related to the branches of the government, laws, the constitution and more. This lesson contains videos, rubrics,...
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The American Indian Experience

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study American Indians. In this American history lesson plan, 5th graders discuss the impact American Indians had on the United States analyzing the culture and environment of America before the Europeans arrived.
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Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students review the Declaration of Independence through the eyes of two historians. In this Declaration of Independence activity, students view the Declaration of Independence Preamble and discuss the points of view of historians....
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Constitution Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify roles of Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution in establishing new country, create posters with their ideas about each part of Constitution, and explain three branches of government, including their...
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American Revolution

For Teachers 5th
While just an outline for an exploration of the American Revolution, this lesson could be augmented to provide a richer experience. The activity calls for learners to discuss the Declaration of Independence, study Paul Revere's midnight...
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Breaking Down the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the Declaration of Independence. For this colonial America lesson, students analyze the three sections of the Declaration and determine the beliefs the founding fathers had about rights.
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Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, Lincoln

For Teachers K
Students study four of the most influential and important presidents in United States history. In this United States presidents lesson, students learn the facts and histories to four of the most influential presidents in history - George...
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Spread the News

For Students 5th - 8th
In this Declaration of Independence worksheet, students use the provided guidelines to create a newspaper that might have been published following the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
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Worksheet #42 Questions - Shay and Rebellion

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Shay and Rebellion quiz worksheet, students increase their knowledge through ten fill in the blank questions that relate to the aforementioned topic.
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Signers of The Declaration of Independence

For Students 6th - 8th
For this social studies worksheet, students find the words that declare the signers of The Declaration of Independence and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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The Decleration of Independence

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders read through, interpret and discuss the Declaration of Independence. They review the 4 main parts of it and add notes to their graphic organizers. They also read about and discuss the writers of the Declaration and...
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Which Declaration of Independence Is It?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students travel between stations with a partner to examine the Declaration of Independence. As they move between each station, one reads the signs posted and the other one paraphraes. They compare and contrast the Texas and United...
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Exploring the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders describe the basic ideas of government and arguments supporting the separation of the colonies from Britain in the Declaration of Independence. They actively participate in class discussion and then review, answering all...
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Limited Government: Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study the limited government within the Declaration of Independence. They discuss the characteristics of a limited government in contrast to a despotic government. They identify principles of the limited government within the...
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Documents of Natural Rights: The Declaration of Independence and The Plan of Delano

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders analyze the philosophy of government in the Declaration of Independence. As a class, they discuss how this philosophy has caused other revolutions in history and how well it supports our natural rights. In groups, they...
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Declaration of Independence and John Locke

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine the causes and effects of the American Revolution. Using the text of the Declaration of Independence, they identify how the political ideas during the war shaped the document. They use the internet to explore the...
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Ideas Behind the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the causes of the Revolutionary War. Using the Declaration of Independence, they analyze how the ideas of John Locke helped shape the document. They use other primary source documents to compare the Declaration of...
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To Be An American

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research the symbols of America, present their research to the class, write a paper about being an American and write their own Declaration of Independence.
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Sign Your John Hancock: Signers of the Declaration

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore U.S. history by creating arts and crafts projects. In this John Hancock lesson, students discuss who Hancock was, his contribution to this country and why his legacy is a signature. Students practice writing their own...
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Defining the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore vocabulary from the Declaration of Independence. In this vocabulary lesson, 5th graders read the Declaration of Independence. Students investigate unfamiliar vocabulary using a dictionary.
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Independence Day (The Fourth of July)

For Students 3rd
In this Independence Day (The Fourth of July) worksheet, 3rd graders read the two paragraph passage and write the answers to five questions.
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Independence Declared

For Students 6th - 8th
In this United States history worksheet, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions about the nation declaring its independence. A short answer question is included as well.