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Lesson Plan - Dec. of Ind.

Lesson Plan - Dec. of Ind.

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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENCENCE: IN YOUR OWN WORDS
Michael Calvert, McGuffey High School
Grade 9 CivicsLength of Lesson 
3-5 42 minute periods
Essential Questions (Driving Questions) 
What was the meaning of the Declaration of Independence?How did this document impact the citizens of the colonies? How does this document have an impact onthe citizens of the United States today?
Challenge
 Can you (the student) find accurate meaning in the original Declaration of Independence,re-write your own version, and create an effective way to present it to younger students?
Objectives 
upon completion of this project, students will:
y
 
B
e able to identify the basic principles of the Declaration of Independence
y
 
Ex
amine the Declaration of Independence as a primary source document
y
 
Interpret the meaning of the Declaration of Independence and construct a modern versionthat retains the original meaning
M
aterials 
computers with internet access, Declaration of Independence Handouts, specific computersoftware of choice (PowerPoint, Voicethread, MovieMaker, PhotoStory, etc), video camera (if needed)
PA Standards -
5.1.9. C  Analyze the principles and ideals that shape the United States government: Liberty/Freedom,Democracy, Justice, and
Eq
uality5.1.9 .D  Compare and contrast the basic principles and ideals found in significant documents:Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution,
B
ill of Rights, Pennsylvania ConstitutionActivities and Methods:1.
 
Use the
Declaration Jog 
to e
x
plore the Declaration of Independence, its writers, and its impact.2.
 
Using the information that you have learned, answer the
q
uestions in the Declaration of 
Independence Fact Sheet
.3.
 
In order to re-write the Declaration properly, you will need to understand some difficult words.As you read the document, find at least 25 words that you do not know or understand. Use the
Declaration Vocabulary
page for this step. Use an online dictionary to find definitions andsynonyms for these words. 4.
 
N
ow you will re-write the first two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence in your ownwords. All group members should combine your research, discuss the original document, andhelp each other to write one paper. Your new version must not be a shorter or paraphrased

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