Our Declaration of Independence lesson plan identifies the Declaration of Independence and its meaning, as well as interprets different parts of the document, including the preamble. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to analyze lines from the preamble and present their interpretations to the class, strengthening their public speaking and presentation skills. Students are also asked to insert words from the preamble into their corresponding spot in a crossword puzzle, proving that they understand and can recognize the preamble and its most important parts.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify the Declaration of Independence and its meaning, as well as interpret different parts of the document, including the preamble.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10