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 They analyze other similar historical documents and draft and present their own declarations.
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Fourth of July (Grades 3-5)
Bring history to life for your young scholars with a Fourth of July lesson series. After a class reading of the Declaration of Independence, students translate this pivotal document into layman's terms before working in small groups to...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Celebrate Freedom Week: The Declaration of Independence
Find your next great activity for studying the Declaration of Independence and the concept of unalienable rights. It includes background information on the writing of this momentous document, as well vocabulary, worksheets and graphic...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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. Students...
5th - 6th English Language Arts
The Declaration of Independence
Students examine the Declaration of Independence. In this colonial America lesson, students read literature regarding the document as well as excerpts of the document itself. Students also perform a Reader's Theatre script based on the...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
To Declare Independence or Not??
Students debate and role play about whether the colonists should declare independence from England or not. In this American history and oral communication lesson plan, students read informational text about the colonists and their...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History