Declaration of Independence: Lesson with Google Slides & Google Classroom Activity
In this lesson, students will learn about the four different sections of the Declaration of Independence through a Google Slides presentation and a Classroom activity that has students looking at the Declaration of Independence and it's important language.
For the initiation, a "breakup" letter is included that you can read to the class to pique their interest. I usually tell the class that I found it in the hallway and want to share it with them. They always look stunned when I tell them it's to King George from the Colonists. Also included is a link to a History.com video on YouTube which is a great overview to the lesson prior to the slideshow.
Next, students will either independently view a Google Slides presentation about the four sections of the Declaration or you can present it and have them take notes. For the activity, I usually have students work in pairs in order to complete the "scavenger hunt" style activity. The ten questions are focused on the important language of the Declaration of Independence and reinforces the slideshow's message about the four parts of the Declaration.
This activity is meant to be a one day lesson and is introductory in nature. If you run out of time you could always assign the rest for homework.
This resource is plug and play! You can easily share it with your class through Google Classroom which works great in a 1:1 classroom setting. Getting started is a breeze with the teacher notes included with this purchase. Also included with this purchase is a hard copy which is ready to print and go if you do not have a 1:1 setup in your classroom.
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U.S. History Google Ready Resources