Lesson Deli: Revolutionary Thinking Maps: The Declaration of Independence

Lesson Deli--Using Thinking Maps to teach students about the American Revolution. Quick post by The Pensive Sloth on how to use a graphic organizer (Brace Map) to help students understand the Declaration of Independence.

If you teach the Declaration of Independence, you need this six minute video from the movie about John Adams.

If you teach the Declaration of Independence, you need this six minute video from the movie about John Adams.~~~I'm pinning without reading so I can't verify the validity of the claim but I love history so I'll keep it for later

Teach the Declaration of Independence the Fun Way!

"We just gloss over the Declaration of Independence at our school. The words are just too hard for my graders to understand." I'm sure you can imagine the look on my face.

Declaration of Independence Scavenger Hunt Worksheets

16 Best Images of Declaration Of Independence Worksheets Elementary - Declaration of Independence Scavenger Hunt Worksheets, Printable Declaration of Independence Worksheets and Free Printable Tournament Brackets

Declaration of Independence is a Social Studies lesson designed to teach upper elementary students about the historical context in which the document was written. Students read an original, content-rich informational text about the Declaration. They use information in the text to create a foldable to answer the questions - who, what, where, when, and why. Students then apply their knowledge to a constructed-response writing prompt in which they must cite their evidence using details in the…

Declaration of Independence ~ Quick Pack

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.

Declaration of Independence How to teach the Declaration of Independence

“We just gloss over the Declaration of Independence at our school. The words are just too hard for my graders to understand.” I’m sure you can imagine the look on my face.

Making the Declaration of Independence Come Alive. This is an awesome way to teach the Declaration! I think I can totally adapt this for my fifth graders!!!!

Bring the Declaration of Independence to life with your High School students. Watch an engaging lesson that examines the historical document and helps students to construct meaning based on its historical context and underlying themes.

"In June 1776, a little over a year after the start of the American Revolutionary War, the US Continental Congress huddled together in a hot room in Philadelphia to talk independence. Kenneth C. Davis dives into some of the lesser known facts about the process of writing the Declaration of Independence and questions one very controversial omission."  Which facts were you unaware of?

In June a little over a year after the start of the American Revolutionary War, the US Continental Congress huddled together in a hot room in Philadelphia

"Too Late to Apologize--A Declaration."  If I'd known this video existed, I wouldn't have spent an hour this afternoon trying to explain the Declaration of Independence!  I'm pretty sure that's Mr. Jefferson on the violin, too.

American Revolution - "Too Late to Apologize--A Declaration." If I'd known this video existed, I wouldn't have spent an hour this afternoon trying to explain the Declaration of Independence! I'm pretty sure that's Mr. Jefferson on the violin, too.

Declaration of Independence: A Scavenger Hunt!

Declaration of Independence: A Scavenger Hunt! Students dive into the document

This is another great middle school lesson. It is a scavenger hunt and is about the Declaration of Independence. This seems like it would be fun and help the kids read critically and work on research methods.

This Infographic Analysis handout is a great "hook" & attention grabbing activity for the Declaration of Independence.Activity is based around the following infographic created by History Channel: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/july-4th/interactives/4th-of-july-by-the-numbers

Declaration of Independence Infographic Analysis

Declaration of Independence Infographic Analysis: This Infographic Analysis handout is a great "hook" & attention grabbing activity for the Declaration of Independence.

Actors reading the Declaration of Independence, hosted by Morgan Freeman, who gives a thought-provoking introduction about the struggle to realize the ideals of this famous document.

Actors reading the Declaration of Independence, hosted by Morgan Freeman, who gives a thought-provoking introduction about the struggle to realize the ideals of this famous document.

Declaration of Independence Coloring Page- Hand Lettered Quotes for Kids Printable

Declaration of Independence Coloring Page

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