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SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON PLAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Lesson Objective(s):

Activity(s):

1. Students will be able to 2. explain the


purpose of the Constitution as outlined in the
preamble. 3. with a partner, by using "think,
pair, share" 4. with 70% accuracy.

Stranded or Why do We Have


Rules Critical Thinking

Give quiz on Memorize for


fill-in-the blank quiz' on the
Declaration of Independence.

"Think, pair, share." -


Discussion, explain the
purpose of the Constitution
as outlined in the preamble

Review the unit vocabulary


terms and definitions with
the students.



Accommodations
Resource students will be
given more time to answer
questions on the "Think, Pair,
Share" and will be placed
with an appropriate partner.

On the fill-in-the blank quiz'
Declaration of Independence,
resource students will be
given an easier form of the
quiz.
Materials:
Chalk
Chalkboard
A timer
Give quiz on Memorize for fill-in-the blank on the Declaration of
Independence
'Think Pair Share' paper
Students will need to bring their textbook to class
Paper for students to answer the Stranded Lesson Game on.
Content Core Standards, Objectives, Indicators:

CORE NATIONAL STANDARDS: Standard 6


"Standard 6: Students will understand the structure and function of the United States
government established by the Constitution.
Objective 3: Examine the basic structure of the Constitution.
6.3.b
Explain the purpose of the Constitution as outlined in the preamble."
Time
Learning Activities (including technology).
90 minute class
period

Use strategy steps.

25 Minutes

1. Critical Thinking Question:


Based on yesterdays lesson on
the Bill of Rights, review
stranded game and divide class
into sections/teams to go over
why we have rules. Have them
create own rules/laws.

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15
Minutes

2. Quiz: Hand out the fill-in-the


blank quiz on the Declaration of
Independence.

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15 minutes

2. Think, Pair, Share:


I will hand out the Declaration of
Independence, "Think, Pair,
Share" for each student to
complete. I will explain a
summary of what I am looking

Adaptations

Resource students will be


given more time to
answer questions on the
"Think, Pair, Share" and
will be placed with an
appropriate partner.

On the fill-in-the blank


quiz' Declaration of
Independence, resource
students will be given an
easier form of the quiz.

for from my students.


Each student will have twenty
minutes to fill out the handout.

15 Minutes




Think, Pair, Share
Continued...

After students complete the
handout, they will work with a
partner and discuss the "Think,
Pair, Share" to explain the
purpose of the Constitution as
outlined in the preamble.

_____________
10 Minutes
Unit Terminology Review
Review the following terms and
definitions with the students in
order to help reinforce the
vocabulary terms and their
meanings for the Declaration of
Independence unit.
Allow students to work on the
vocabulary guide if they have not
completed it yet.
Terminology:
1. Preamble - a preliminary or
preparatory statement; an
introduction.
2. Prohibit - to prevent from
doing something
3. Import - to bring into
4. Impose - to establish by
authority
5. Repeal - to withdrawal by

authoritative act.
6. Quarter - to provide with
lodging or shelter

10 Minutes

Closure:
At the end of class, partners will have the opportunity to
present their ideas from their Think, Pair, Share," to the class.
Explain the purpose of the Constitution as outlined in the
preamble. Why do we have rules/laws in society
Ask students if they have any questions.

Evaluation:
1. A quiz will be given on the: Declaration of Independence. 'Memorize for fill-in-the
blank quiz.'
2. Students will be evaluated for their participation in the Stranded on an Island
discussions and the in-class activity that requires higher order thinking questions.
Participation points will be awarded to students who put worth an effort.