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Declaration of Independence: Preamble Activity: Word Search: Vocabulary

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Declaration of Independence Preamble: How about discussing key points from the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence with your students? They may have read it during your history lessons, but do know what the words mean? This is a great way to get them talking. Your students will enjoy this fun "Declaration of Independence Preamble" word search!! If your students are like mine, they love these.

This is perfect to incorporate into your government studies or while you are studying the events surrounding the American Revolution.

In this Declaration of Independence Preamble themed puzzle, words are found forward, backward, up, down, and diagonal. I would consider it on the challenging side since students are looking for words in all directions, and the content may be more suitable for upper elementary.

I use word searches to introduce vocabulary, or even just give it as morning work. They are also great to glue in writing notebooks for future writing topics. Perfect for a sub, too. Have your students write about the meaning of the preamble. Have them define certain words. Maybe they could illustrate their thinking. Use this Declaration of Independence Preamble word search however you would like in your classroom.

NOTE: This does NOT have the entire preamble written out. It gives the five key ideas from the preamble. These ideas suggest the common beliefs of the Second Continental Congress and other patriots.
They are:
✦All men are created equal.
✦They are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights.
✦The rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
✦Governments are instituted among men to secure these rights.
✦Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, but long-established governments should not be changed "for light and transient causes“.



✏✏Please take some time to read my pack about the benefits of using word search puzzles. Plus get two free word search puzzles: CLICK HERE✏✏
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Underlined words in the puzzle for students to find are:

preamble
declaration
independence
key ideas
beliefs
Continental
Congress
patriots
men
created
equal
endowed
creator
unalienable
rights
life
liberty
pursuit
happiness
governments
instituted
secure
destructive
right
alter
abolish
established
light
transient

For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.
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