A Masterly Pen, Declaration of Independence
Explore why the colonists revolted, how the delegates struggled to come to terms with declaring independence, and what Independence Day really means.
“Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness“ wrote Virginia delegate Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was chosen to write the Declaration of Independence because he had a reputation as a ‘masterly pen’.
The fifty-six men who signed the Declaration CHANGED THE WORLD! Use this lesson plan to learn about and teach the true meaning behind the Fourth of July.
Informational text worksheets include: characters, plot, setting, character traits, themes, cause/effect, conflict/resolution, response to text, and summarizing. Based on an article about the Declaration of Independence, this 28 page packet includes an article, ready to print student worksheets with answers, Declaration of Independence facts, Write like a Revolutionary activity, vocabulary sheet, Independence Day facts, extension activities, related web sites and teacher instructions. A good resource for 5th through 10th grades and all American History Enthusiasts!
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