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Foundations of Democracy - Documents that Influenced America

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Foundation Documents: the Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact, English Bill of Rights & Thomas Paine's Common Sense

This lesson teaches how the Magna Carta, the Mayflower Compact, the English Bill of Rights, and Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" influenced the Founding Fathers in the run-up to the Declaration of Independence. While this lesson was designed for students taking the Florida End-of-Course exam, it will work for any Civics or U.S. Government class. This lesson includes:

-a PowerPoint utilized in my YouTube channel series - Mr. Raymond's Civics EOC Academy
-Bell Ringer Activities
-Graphic organizer activity
-A packet for students to complete - with EOC practice questions
-A smart-board matching activity (which can be printed for those w/o smart-boards
-A completed step-by-step lesson plan with additional activtites

Check out the YouTube Video that goes with this lesson @ Mr. Raymond's Civics EOC Academy YouTube Channel or at:


While this lesson was designed for students taking the Civics EOC State Exam, it will work for any Civics, US Government, or US History class.

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