When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
This activity allows the students to connect the Declaration of Independence to a break-up letter. The activity lays out the break-up letter step by step. The activity also tells how to use it in the classroom.
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.
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…