This is a file designed for use in a 5th grade social studies classroom on a smart board. It reviews the Second Continental Congress, "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson's writing of the declaration. Included are slides with pictures, video links, and notes. This closely follows the textbook of History Alive with the Interactive Student Notebook, but can be used in any classroom. This is in Smart Notebook format. A class review activity is included at the end, as well as a chapter test.