Declaration of Independence Social Contract Project

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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Looking for a way to improve oral presentation skills in your class? Need social studies grades? Looking for a President's Day project? Want your students to learn about our Founding Fathers and really know the piece instead of just memorizing it? Looking to improve student vocabulary while integrating social studies at the same time? If so, this is the product for you!

This 21 page unit walks students through the social contract of the Declaration of Independence. After these activities, students will be able to:
1) Recite the social contract of the Declaration of Independence (We hold these truths...)
2) Put the social contract into their own words for true understanding
3) Define, illustrate, and find synonyms for important and difficult words in the social contract

Product includes:
*Printable posters of the social contract, one bw and one with important words highlighted
*Vocabulary cards from the passage for center work or word wall
*Worksheet asking students to define, illustrate, and find synonyms for important words from the selection
*Mad lib partner activity for students to put the social contract into their own words
*Two versions of "Memorization Menu"- chock full of memorizing activities to aid your students in memorizing the contract
*Oral presentation rubric
*Teacher tips and tricks for extending, simplifying, and modifying the unit

**Based on Common Core standards: Oklahoma C3 standard 1.1; Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards SL 2.1-2.4; 3.1-3.4; 4.1-4.4; 5.1-5.4) **
Total Pages
21
Answer Key
Rubric only
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Declaration of Independence Social Contract Project
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