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Declaration of Independence Detectives Creative Activity Common Core

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RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.2, RH.9-10.4
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Activity, Lesson Plan: Declaration of Independence Creative Detective Project

This zipped file contains a 5-page activity that has students to get a deeper understanding of the Declaration of Independence. Your students will become "Declaration Detectives" and have to use various resources to find out the meaning of this important document in United States history.

Included in the resource is:
-A 5-page student handout with 10 key questions
-An assessment rubric aligned to the ELA Social Studies Common Core Standards
-Declaration Detectives answer key.

Files are saved in both PDF and Microsoft Word.

Common Core Standards Covered:
RH.6-8.1
RH.6-8.4
RH.6-8.2
RH.9-10.4

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Total Pages
7
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
90 Minutes

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We learned so much more about the Declaration of Independence from doing this activity!! The kids loved being detectives and searching through history!
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Great way to make the Declaration of Independence FUN! (and learn along the way!)
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Used this last week, and it was amazing. Really helps the students understand the importance.
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This was an excellent activity to reinforce the importance of the DoI. My class loved this activity and they have a much better understanding of why this document is so important. Thank you!
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Common Core Rubric...love it!! Pretty sure I will have to have donuts to make this work with my students :)
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I purchased this however I am not planning on using it. I think it is very creative, I am just not fond of the wording. I had to read it several times to understand the point. Rather than just writing the questions, there is dialogue between the boss and the detectives that is confusing. I am disappointed with my purchase, and ended up creating a scavenger hunt of own.
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Overall I think the questions are great. But the format is a little too elementary for middle school. We teach against stereotypes so I omitted the parts about the prize being donuts if the detectives solved all the problems.
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This is a creative activity...but watch out for the typos. Thank you for the fun lesson!
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This has been updated. Thanks for your comments.
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On  May 17, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Doing a demo lesson on this:

The importance of the Declaration of Independence and the key concepts articulated in the Declaration, including individual rights, consent of the governed, and limited government.

Does this package pertain to all of that? I want to break them into 3 groups covering each point.
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On  May 19, 2013Wise Guys answered:
Thanks for the question. This activity is broad and the points you have above are covered in some of the questions. Since the file is saved in both PDF and word, you could adjust a question or two if needed. Your students will love it!
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