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 Watch an engaging lesson that examines the historical document and helps students to construct meaning based on its historical context and underlying themes.

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

"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

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.

6th April - On This Day - Our Alba

“National Tartan Day – April – commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320

United States Declaration of Independence

United States Declaration of Independence

How did the Founding Fathers come up with the 27 grievances in the Declaration of Independence? By comparing the Declaration of Independence to a break-up letter and analyzing primary source images from the Revolutionary Era, students will come to better understand the reasons for declaring independence from Britain.

Examining the Declaration of Independence's Grievances: C. Core History Lesson

How did the Founding Fathers come up with the 27 grievances in the Declaration of Independence? By comparing the Declaration of Independence to a break-up letter and analyzing primary source images from the Revolutionary Era, students will come to better

Signers of the Declaration

Portraits and autograph signatures of the framers and signers of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, July

Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776 by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (Virginia Historical Society)

Adams would only drop his morning cider habit when he was in Philadelphia. He loved Philly brews. "I drink no cider, but feast on Philadelphia beer," he wrote in a letter to his wife, Abigail Adams.

"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.

balcony from which the Declaration of Independence was read out The U S A was founded as a Constitutional REPUBLIC not a Democracy.

The Declaration of Independence was first read from the East balcony of the Old State House, Boston, Massachusetts July

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.

The Declaration of Independence: Social Studies Centers ✎ 12 Task Cards ✎ Student Recording Sheet ✎ Thomas Jefferson Close Reading ✎ John Adams Close Reading ✎ Comparing Jefferson and Adams Activity ✎Vocabulary of the Declaration Matching Game ✎Matching Game Recording Sheet ✎ All Answer Keys Included!

The Declaration of Independence: Social Studies Centers

2nd President John Adams ~ The feeble old stout held it out until the age if 91, becoming the last surviving person to sign the Declaration of Independence. He lived for 8 more years after his wife's death in 1818, dying the same day as his friend Thomas Jefferson died, both on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration. Moments before the crusty old guarder's death, he mumbled the words "Thomas Jefferson survives!"; not knowing his friend had died earlier that morning.

President John Adams ~ The feeble old stout held it out until the age if becoming the last surviving person to sign the Declaration of Independence.

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