This is the lesson plan used with the powerpoint entitled, "Declaration of Independence-Key Leaders, Events, & Significance to Democracy." The test will be on soon, entitled the same with Test in front of title.
My lesson plans are created for students to practice repetitively in different ways. I create a Jeopardy game I use with it to reiterate the learning.
Standards Addressed: 4.28 Identify the people and events associated with the Declaration of Independence and cite evidence from the Declaration to determine its significance to the development of American Democracy.
4.29 Analyze the influences of key leaders during this period, including: Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Sam Adams, John Hancock, Benedict Arnold.
4.33 Write an opinion piece with supporting details contrasting how the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence clashed with the existence of slavery.
8.23 Determine the central ideas expressed in the Declaration of Independence and write an expository piece in which the legacy of these ideas in today's world is described and validated with supporting evidence from the text.