The Declaration of Independence was really just a big "break-up" letter written by colonists to the King of Great Britain. This historical document was written to convince the world of the King's abuses and let everyone know that the colonies no longer want to be in a relationship with Great Britain. After studying the Declaration of Independence, students will use this assignment as a reinforcement to understand just what Jefferson wrote in this historical document. By texting back and forth, it's a fun way to understand the "big idea" behind the Declaration of Independence. Students will also be able to include their creativity using hashtags and emojis! This activity is definitely #OneOfMyFavorites and it has also been featured on TpT's social media sites under #TeacherTipTpT!
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What is included:
- Teacher directions for an entire lesson introducing this break-up letter concept of the Declaration of Independence.
- An already written, juicy break-up letter for the teacher to find and then hesitantly read aloud as students go crazy trying to figure out who wrote it!
- This staged break-up letter will lead into a discussion and texting activity for students to write their own break-up messages to the king.
- A texting worksheet that has excerpts from the Declaration of Independence in a texting style format for students to share their responses based on historical fact.
- A printable list of texting lingo abbreviations for students to have fun using.
- All necessary items are included and are also provided in GOOGLE DRIVE
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