Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact, English Bill of Rights--Why They Matter
Use this concise power point to give students a foundation for our own Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Utilizing summary points for the 3 documents (original text is NOT included), show how students can make the connection in Civics, US History, and American Government classes.
The Ben's Guide website provides kid-friendly information about the US government. It has games and what are called "learning adventures" that students can access to help them learn about this topic. I would use this with younger students and when teaching the 3rd grade SOL standard on national government. It would also be good to use with older students who read at a lower level as a supplementary content text, as the different readings are very short and written in clear, lower-level…
Declaration of Independence Opener, Close Read, and Wiki Assignment
A fun way to engage your students in one of our founding documents. Includes: Standards associated with assignments, opening strategy, Declaration of Independence with guiding questions and place for annotation and notes, a wiki-writing assignment that requires students to work in groups to answer thought-provoking questions, and a closing/summarizing activity that requires students to determine the most important things they need to know about the Declaration.