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Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence is a Social Studies lesson designed to teach upper elementary students about the historical context in which the document was written. Students read an original, content-rich informational text about the Declaration. They use information in the text to create a foldable to answer the questions - who, what, where, when, and why. Students then apply their knowledge to a constructed-response writing prompt in which they must cite their evidence using details in the…

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Declaration of Independence: "In Your Words!" Students critique and restate

Declaration of Independence: "In Your Words" (Reading, Rephrasing, & Creating)! Have your students rephrase and "act out" key parts of the Declaration of Independence!

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This lesson, "Hey King: Get Off Our Backs!," is designed to help students understand how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

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"Too Late to Apologize--A Declaration." If I'd known this video existed, I wouldn't have spent an hour this afternoon trying to explain the Declaration of Independence! I'm pretty sure that's Mr. Jefferson on the violin, too.

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Write a newspaper article about America's signing of the Declaration of Independence in this FREE activity from CCP Interactive, a division of Classroom Complete Press. See our full ready-made lesson at http://ccpinteractive.com/pdf/american-government-ccp5757 #socialstudies #lesson #activity #classroom #government

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Declaration of Independence Infographic Analysis

This Infographic Analysis handout is a great "hook" & attention grabbing activity for the Declaration of Independence.Activity is based around the following infographic created by History Channel: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/july-4th/interactives/4th-of-july-by-the-numbers

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Declaration of Independence: A Scavenger Hunt! Students dive into the document

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