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Story of the Declaration of Independence


The Story of the Declaration of Independence is designed for younger students and students less proficient in English or reading below grade level. This high-interest Jackdaw contains essential historical documents of the Revolutionary era for students to enjoy hands-on — the Declaration of Independence is a full-size replica, and the paper money is sure to elevate interest. The Broadsheets explain the significant events leading to the Revolution and describe the remarkable document, the Declaration of Independence. This Jackdaw is complete with vocabulary words, critical thinking questions, and a large range of reproducible activities for students at these levels. Historian: Rebecca Spears Schwartz. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • Quarrels Between King and Colonies
  • An Outcry in the Colonies
  • On the Path to Revolution
  • A Time for Independence
Historical Documents
  • Declaration of Independence.
  • Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration.
  • Map of Lexington, Concord and Boston with battle routes.
  • The Stamp Act Protest in Boston, examples of tax stamps.
  • An “invitation” to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Cover of Common Sense by Thomas Paine.
  • Paper Money of the Revolutionary era.
  • Political cartoons.
  • Illustration:“A Loyalist Strung Up.”
  • Illustration: “Congress Voting Approval of the Declaration.”
Reproducible Activities
  • Life Ways — introduction to rural culture and home life.
  • Timeline — 1760-1776.
  • The Players — memorable quotes from famous people.
  • Geo-graph — activity that practices map reading.
  • Life Stories — Thomas Jefferson, a brief biography.
  • Classics of History — letter to “All Friends of Liberty.”
  • Puzzles and Problems — interactive, problem-solving activity.
  • Pastimes — activity, handicraft and recipe from the era.
Study Guide /Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

Price: $69.50



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