Fourth of July (Grades 9-12)

This Fourth of July (Grades 9-12) lesson plan also includes:

Class members work to translate the Declaration of Independence into their own words, as well as design a Facebook page within the context of 1776 to raise public awareness about the document and its meaning for citizens.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • For the Facebook assignment, several online tools and sample templates are available to support students in constructing fictional Facebook pages
Classroom Considerations

  • This resource was originally designed to accompany a show on the Fourth of July; however, the pre-activity and post-activity lessons are still valuable in themselves

  • Includes background information and worksheet with entire text of the Declaration of Independence
  • Engaging, hands-on activity presented as follow-up assignment

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