Declaration of Independence Lesson
Declaration of Independence - American Revolution Unit
FOR GOOGLE 1:1 CLASSROOM
American is Born!
Aim: Why was it "common sense" for the United States to declare its independence from Great Britain?
Included in this resource:
• Title page
• The Voice of "Common Sense" reading passage with scaffolding questions
• "Independence" reading passages/document vocabulary/scaffolding questions
• Sum it up ! question
• Application/Closing/Higher Order thinking activity
Students will research and evaluate the reasons for US independence from Great Britain and argue reasons necessary; counter-argue for British side shows understanding and comprehension of material
Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, making arguments based on evidence
Differentiation: cooperative (may work with a partner according to teacher's discretion for reading and scaffolding questions)
★★ Note: This is usually a two-day lesson, with day one cooperative work and day two whole-group discussion
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Declaration of Independence ASSL
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