DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE Activity: Primary Source Analysis and Questions
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Students will dive into the Declaration of Independence and learn about the important concepts within this historical document.
The Declaration of Independence can be a daunting document for teachers to explain to students, but this primary source lesson will help students understand the major themes and concepts within the document itself. Though Thomas Jefferson's Declaration was written in the 18th century, this worksheet has proven to be a fantastic, big-picture way for today's students to study such an important writing without becoming overwhelmed.
The Declaration is really just a big "break-up letter" from the colonists to the King. While referring to the included primary source text of the Declaration, students will answer given questions and find a variety of excerpts to help them understand this important piece of antiquity. This activity has been a fabulous, concise way for my students to best understand the Declaration of Independence. I love using this for my 7th & 8th grade classes, but I would highly recommend this to be appropriate through grade 12.
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- Complete set of teacher directions to help guide the lesson that includes a few suggestions and ideas for introducing the lesson.
- A copy of the Declaration of Independence text broken down into 11 sections.
- Two page primary-source analysis worksheet with questions to answer, excerpts to find, and sections to summarize.
- A one page list of extension activities for further reinforcement and understanding.
- All documents are in PDF and GOOGLE DRIVE format!
If you'd like an additional idea for studying the Declaration, I highly recommend supplementing this lesson with my Declaration of Independence: Break-Up Letter Lesson! I like to use both of these resources with my students as each resource helps various learners! I also love setting up the Declaration of Independence unit with my lesson on Thomas Paine's Common Sense!
⭐️ Great resource. I'm always trying to find ways to make primary sources more fun and this definitely delivered. My students still bring this up months after we did the activity! Thank you! - Jessica ★★★★★
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