of Independence and Political Activism
WebQuest - Based on the motivation of the Signers
of the Declaration of Independence, students will discover what
could motivate them to become politically active.
History of the Holidays
Video (4:53) - Independence Day, commonly known as July 4th or the Fourth of July, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Discover the origin of the 4th of July and its traditional celebrations by watching the History of the Holidays video. Although twelve American colonies declared their independence from Britain on July 2nd, 1976, the 4th of July is the day most remembered.
Activity - The Origins of American Government http://www.cyberlearning-world.com/lessons/vocabch2qz.htm
Match each of the fifteen terms (including The Declaration of Independence)
with its correct definition.
Construct your own version of the Declaration of Independence! Have
someone give you the parts of speech that are listed under the blank
lines. Then read it out loud to hear the new story.