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 Declaration of Independence Lesson Plan (Donn, from the American Revolution Unit)

The Declaration of Independence - Rewriting the Rough Draft

“An Expression of the American Mind”: Understanding the Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence lesson plan

Declaration of Independence: The lesson includes a copy of the Declaration, a contextual reading, a theater script, puzzle and text activities, and a visual art application. National Edition Texas Edition
National Edition (ESL Spanish) Texas Edition (ESL Spanish)

A Famous Signature:  The lesson includes a copy of the famous Hancock signature, a visual reproduction of the original Declaration document, a group discussion assignment, and an artistic letter-tracing activity.
 National Edition Texas Edition
National Edition (ESL Spanish) Texas Edition (ESL Spanish)

Declaration of Independence Activities

July 4th Lesson Plans & Activities

Free Presentations in PowerPoint format about the Declaration of Independence

Lesson Idea:
Rewrite the Declaration of Independence 
After the kids try to do this, ask them: 
Is it difficult? 
What are you missing? 
What flexibility did you leave for future leaders? 
Could someone misunderstand your meaning? 
Justify your answer. 

See Also: The Continental Congress, Freedom Documents, Overviews, Gov Index, Patriotic Symbols

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