Declaration of Independence ~ Quick Pack
is a Social Studies lesson with the objective of helping students understand the historical context of the Declaration of Independence, as well as some important principles within the document.
I have revised this product to better match the new standards recently issued in my state. Since many people had wish listed the original product, I am including BOTH the original and the revised versions in a zip folder with the purchase of this resource.
Missouri Learning Standards ~ Social Studies:
• With assistance, read and analyze the text of the Declaration of Independence to determine important principles that it contains including inalienable rights, government by the consent of the governed, and the redress of grievances.
• Describe the historical context for the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
• Explain how the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights affected people in the United States prior to c. 1800.
Included in this product:
• Lesson Overview (included in preview)
• 5-Day Lesson Outline (included in preview)
• “I Can” Learning Goal Chart (color and grayscale version)
• Essential Question Chart (color and grayscale version)
• Power Word Poster – Declaration of Independence
• Power Word Teacher Page
• Content-rich Informational Text (Lexile measure 1130L)
• Nonfiction Text Graphic Organizer
• Reading Strategies Questions
• Words to Know Printable and Key – reviewing difficult words in text
• Cloze (scaffolded) Notes for informational text and Key
• 3D Graphic Organizer (foldable) and Key
• Power Questions Printable and Key (text-dependent questions)
• Quick Quiz and Key
• Critical Thinking Prompts for Interactive Notebooks
What Does It Mean? Printable and Key (included in preview)
The 3D graphic organizer (foldable) will fit within the pages of a standard composition notebook. However, the lesson is designed so that it can also be used without such notebooks.
I completed this lesson with my students over a 5-day week. However, the lesson can easily be modified to suit your schedule and students’ needs – just use those activities/pages that fit the time you have to teach this subject.
Also available in the Democracy Unit Quick Pack Series:
• U.S. Constitution ~ Quick Pack
• Bill of Rights (All 10 Amendments) ~ Quick Pack
• American Citizenship ~ Quick Pack
• Founding Fathers of America ~ Quick Pack
• National Symbols of America ~ Quick Pack
Additional resources for Declaration of Independence:
• Declaration of Independence ~ PowerPoint, Booklet, and Vocabulary Check
• Declaration of Independence ~ Task Cards
(great for learning centers)
• Declaration of Independence ~ Lesson Bundle
(save and get the task cards FREE
with this purchase)
Happy Teaching ~ The Reflective Educator