This is a Common Core instructional printable worksheet. Students analyze portions of Declaration of Independence. High level vocabulary is defined right in the text. This worksheet has 2 parts/pages that can be used together or separately. Students translate key excerpts in part 1 into his/her own
This includes the full text of the Declaration of Independence along with 18 high-level questions analyzing the text from the basis of understanding Jefferson's argument and the strategies and structure he uses to formulate that argument. Three writing topics are also included using the Declaration
Students analyze the Declaration of Independence and related images with these 4 activities. In one, students read the complete text, answer 17 questions (some are creative tasks), and analyze 9 images. In the second, students read an account of when and how the Declaration of Independence was wri
This lesson will begin with students brainstorming what it means to be independent in general. They will then see a model from the teacher about how to analyze particular texts. Students will then work in groups to examine exactly what was communicated in the primary source text of th
This project packet can be completed in a just a couple days or spread out over an extended amount of time. It includes pre-reading analysis questions, an essay organizer, and an essential question. It is designed to plan and reflect on the Declaration of Independence through a five-paragraph nonfic
Declaration of Independence & Declaration of the Rights of Man Comparison Reading
This great, higher-level-thinking worksheet presents excerpts from both America's Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen. It is excellent to use in an American Hist
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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This lesson will help students better understand one of the most important documents of all time: The Declaration of Independence. After becoming familiar with the Declaration from your textbook or another source, students will be given this series of excerpts and questio
American Revolution - Declaration of Independence - Socratic Seminar with Rubric - A 18 page package related to the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence. This package contains all of the necessary documents to facilitate a Socratic Seminar related to the Declaration of Independenc
Declaration of Independence Primary Source Assessment Scavenger Hunt Worksheet Homework
17 questions with key attached.
Requires students to read actual Declaration and analyze what Thomas Jefferson was saying in the document.
Declaration of Independence:
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I have two lessons on the Declaration of Independence. This one is more focused on the text of the document
This resource includes the annotated text and marginal notes for the Declaration of Independence. Reading and annotating informational texts is a critical component of the Common Core State Standards, and analyzing informational texts is a key skill that students will need for college and the jobs o
Are you looking to add math connections to your study of the Declaration of Independence? Do you want your students to learn more about the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence? This is the perfect packet for you! Students will use mean, median, range, and logic to learn more about the Sign
Engage your students with an analysis of the most epic break-up of all time, a.k.a The Declaration of Independence. This mini bundle includes 3 activities:
-Translation and Analysis: A graphic organizer to translate the document into student-friendly lingo (with a few examples to model), followed b
This is an in-depth discussion guide for close reading "The Declaration of Independence." Sections of text are broken down for close reading and discussion for improved comprehension and understanding of the building blocks of reason and argument
The lesson is broken down into 3 distinct sections w
The following is a two-day (75 minute periods) common core-based lesson/worksheet on the events leading up to and including the Declaration of Independence. This worksheet is loaded with a variety of student-centered activities designed to promote active engagement and critical thinking. Several act
A Common Core designed lesson in careful word choice using the Declaration of Independence. To be powerful readers and writers, including powerful readers and writers of history, word choice must be considered. This lesson asks students to think deeply about the word choices made by the authors of
Declaration of Independence – Historical Overview
I have two lessons on the Declaration of Independence. My other lesson provides a more in-depth text analysis created more for U.S. Government and Civics classes. This lesson is more aimed at U.S. History classes, however covers some of the same mat
Richard Henry Lee’s decisive resolution for independence approved on July 2nd, 1776 marked a dramatic turning point in the American colonies’ conflict with Great Britain. Colonial leaders would settle for nothing less than freedom and for the world to know why. Congress, now a group of outlaws, ap
This bundle includes the following
-Analysis and Overview of Declaration of Independence Activity
- Top 10 List Youtube Declaration Activity
- Answer Key for Notes
- Review Activity
-Student Declaration Project
The activities found in this pack is aligned with the Virginia
The Declaration of Independence is modernized! In this product you will get THREE different activities that will help your students better understand our nations most important document! With a short introductory powerpoint to introduce the idea of The Declaration of Independence and multiple worksh
This lesson break up sections of the Declaration of Independence and allows students to analyze the sections with a range of questions. It does not include every piece of the declaration, instead I took portions to help students understand the purpose of the document, the influence of Enlightenment
Organized by literary period, Ramon thinking activates provide a comprehensive and systematic way to teach students to analyze literature. Each Unit allows the teacher to differentiate instruction without sacrificing quality while saving themselves time. I have spent a decade and hundreds of h
Students read and analyze the Texas Declaration of Independence of 1836 and answer 31 questions (some are creative tasks). Some questions have the students compare this document to the United States' Declaration of Independence. This would be great for a sub and the answers are included where appr
Students read the Declaration of Independence from the Revolutionary War and answer 17 questions (a few are a more like creative tasks). They then analyze 9 images. For 5 images they respond to four prompts and for 4 images they complete a creative task. The answers are included where appropriate
Your students will analyze a political cartoon that captures the spirit of the campaign for American independence. They will be encouraged analyze the cartoon in its entirety and comment on which groups of people may or may not support the artist's views.
It is wonderful symbolic imagery for the De
The Declaration of Independence Webquest with Key- This is a 6 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 12 questions from the history.com website.
Students will be asked to watch several videos detailing the Declaration of Independence and Th
Students read a primary source on how the Declaration of Independence came to be (based on memoirs and written letters) and answer 7 questions of varying degrees of difficulty. There are then 3 questions where students transport themselves to Revolutionary War America and balance historical accurac
Huge bundle of resources! Video and audio clips included! These items are designed to be used in an AP Language and Composition course after students have a basic introduction to rhetoric. This zip file includes the materials needed to guide students through a close reading and analysis of The Decl
This package starts with one succinct page of background information essential for understanding the historical context in which The Declaration was written. Following the page of background notes, you'll find a series of questions about The Declaration, followed by an answer key. In order to answe
This activity provides steps for introducing the Declaration of Independence in a way that catches students attention. Students get to complain about the unfairness in their school and home lives- and we know how much they love to do that! Students will then analyze the Declaration of Independence
At the time, the written Declaration of Independence wasn’t considered to be very important. The Lee Resolution, passed by the Continental Congress on July 2, 1776, was the actual, official “declaration” of the colonies’ independence from England. In fact, John Adams gave the task of writing the for
Teaching the American Revolution? Learning about the Declaration of Independence?
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This Declaration of Independence American Revolution
Students are using an interactive notebook format to analyse the Declaration of Independence. Students are more engaged with document analysis when they are able to manipulate the activity and work in pairs or groups of three.
This can be easily differentiated by adding to or subtracting from the a
The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in American History, but teaching it correctly and in an engaging manner can be tough.
This four-lesson unit is designed to give students a basic working knowledge of the declaration as well as developing their interpretation a
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
DBQ Activity: Political Cartoon Analysis
Students will analyze and look at different political cartoons from political time to discover how they influenced the colonist in declaring their independence from King George II.
10 critical thinking questions about the Declaration of Independence, including questions about ethos, pathos, logos, tone, structure, parallelism, and author's purpose. Designed for my grade 11 honors class. Editable Word document.
U.S. Aim # 16 What are some concepts relayed in the Declaration of Independence?
Objectives – Students will be able to
Cite information from an informational text to support a conclusion or argument.
Define words they do not know using context clues.
Identify and describe what some concepts re
This product helps students analyze the preamble of the Declaration of Independence.
This is a different approach to asking students to summarize a primary source, which can be a challenge for some. Instead of students doing the summarizing, they are given a statement that they must prove by findi
Declare Independence as students trace the events that led to the Revolutionary War and discuss important concepts that created the environment for revolution. The lesson ends with a detailed analysis of the Declaration of Independence. The lesson includes a link to a PowerPoint for direct instructi
It's not me, it's You.
Have students examine the text of the Declaration of Independence. Students will use the Declaration to understand why the colonists wanted to break away from England. Once students analyze the text and answe
With this worksheet, students will read selected excerpts from the Declaration of Independence and answer some questions about each. It's great for breaking down a long document and helping students pull out the important information. I have students work in groups and discuss as they go! This is a
This packet includes a 2 page guided analysis of The Declaration of Independence, which has students identify the primary sections of the document and important stylistic devices. It also asks them to use some critical thinking to determine the most important grievances, tone, persuasive strategies,