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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.

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Write a newspaper article about America's signing of the Declaration of Independence in this FREE activity from CCP Interactive, a division of Classroom Complete Press. See our full ready-made lesson at http://ccpinteractive.com/pdf/american-government-ccp5757 #socialstudies #lesson #activity #classroom #government

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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 is another great middle school lesson. It is a scavenger hunt and is about the Declaration of Independence. This seems like it would be fun and help the kids read critically and work on research methods.

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