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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.


Lesson Deli: Revolutionary Thinking Maps: The Declaration of Independence


Using Social Studies to help students these ideas on Shared Writing with the Founding Fathers writing the Declaration of Independence!!!!!

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Declaration of Independence

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…

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

This lesson is included in the two larger bundles to save you big! Causes of the American Revolution Unit! Declaration of Independence Bundle! 2 Great Activities, 1 Great Price! Purchase either and save significantly! ----------- Students will complete a "Declaration of Independence" Scavenger Hunt in this lesson!

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Declaration of Independence Infographic Analysis

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:

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Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence; 1776

Free printable: Introductory paragraphs of The Declaration of Independence

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Declaration of Independence: "In Your Words!" Students critique and restate

Declaration of Independence: "In Your Words" (Reading, Rephrasing, & Creating)! Have your students rephrase and "act out" key parts of the Declaration of Independence!