NEW! This engaging PowerPoint provides the story of how the Declaration of Independence came to be during the American Revolution. The presentation introduces the concepts of Patriots and Loyalists and how undecided colonists were eventually persuaded to support independence from Great Britain thanks, in part, to writers like Thomas Paine, whose "Common Sense" is also covered in the PowerPoint. Information about the Second Continental Congress and its role during the war is also covered as well as information about the key participants and process of drafting and adopting the Declaration of Independence. Interactive opportunities are included throughout with several "Stop and Think" slides that elicit higher-level thinking and class discussion. Easy-to-read slides and easy-to-understand information help introduce this key event during the American Revolution and Revolutionary War.
Additional related PowerPoints--American Revolution: The Build Up to a Blow Up
and American Revolution: Great Britain "Acts" Out
--are also available.
Slide titles and topics include the following:
--What to Do About Whom to Pledge Allegiance to & Choosing Sides (Patriots and Loyalists)
--Stop and Think: Who Said It? (Patriot or Loyalist)
--Second Continental Congress: Round Two (Second Continental Congress meeting and purposes)
--Stop and Think: Freedom or Follower (Second Continental Congress group discussion activity)
--Convincing the Colonists & Common Sense (Gaining colonist support for independence)
--Time to Write About Rights, Self- Government Superstars, & Inking Ideas of Independence (the key players and process of drafting & adopting the Declaration of Independence)
--I Do Declare (the adoption of the document)
--A Dangerous Declaration (the consequences of signing the Declaration)
--Stop and Think: Discussing the Danger (discussion question about consequences & extension activity)
--Happy Independence Day (the colonial reaction to independence)
Your questions and feedback are appreciated!