PowerPoint, Lesson, Declaration of Independence activity.
1.2 CREATION OF A FREE NATION: How did American government begin?
--Describe the circumstances leading to the American Revolution.
--Analyze quotes related to demanding American independence.
--Assess whether war secures freedoms and liberties.
Motivation: What does liberty mean to you?
Standards: SS Standard 1, Standard 2
Vocabulary: British America, The American Revolution, Articles of Confederation, Constitution, Declaration of Independence
1.2 Notes Sheet (Handout)
1.2 Reading the Declaration of Independence (Handout)
Common Core Standards:
R2, R4, W4
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