The Declaration of Independence
Students begin their examination of the Declaration of Independence. Using the text, they answer questions for their citizenship interview. They also examine the role of Jefferson in creating the document and how he participated in slavery.
6th - 8th English Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Civics and Citizenship
What is a good citizen? Here is a fantastic unit of ten lessons that will thoroughly cover the concept of civics and citizenship in your class. Examples of activities include learning stations, primary and secondary source analysis of...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Was the War of 1812 Our Second War of Independence?
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...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Declaration of Independence
Guide teenagers through a study of the Declaration of Independence. Learners read the document, keeping a guiding question in mind as they examine this primary source. They then respond to three questions relating to the text and the...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Personal Morals vs. Political Moves Document Based Essay
Was Thomas Jefferson a hypocrite? Tackle this question with primary source analysis and an essay. The packet includes historical background, a writing prompt, a combined outline and checklist, and ten primary documents paired with...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Prelude to the Revolutionary War
Work on analyzing primary source documents and informational text with a set of reference material about the American Revolution. Middle schoolers read about the precursors and significant events of the Revolutionary War, and demonstrate...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Are We the People?
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,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Thomas Jefferson on Shay's Rebellion
After reading a brief primary source document in which Thomas Jefferson comments on the armed uprising of Shay's Rebellion, your young historians will respond to both text-based and discussion questions, and consider the nature of...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Should the Colonists Have Signed the Declaration of Independence?
Explore the Declaration of Independence in this US History lesson. Middle schoolers compare and contrast viewpoints of the Loyalists and the Patriots as they discuss the issue of colonial independence from Britain. They present support...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Human Rights in the US
Introduce your class to human rights and ask them to consider big questions about being human. Small groups create characters and represent their characters on large paper with images and words. After a discussion, they define human...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable