• Create a word search, crossword pubble, quiz of your own using some of the vocabulary from the Declaration of Independence Glossary.

  • Go through the Declaration of Independence and notice the differences in spelling and capitalization compared to how it is used today. Rewrite a portion of the Declaration using today’s spelling and capitalization rules.

  • Create a poster announcing the signing of the Declaration of Independence for the people of Philadelphia.

  • Watch the movie “1776” and write a movie review of this musical.

  • Obtain the musical score from “1776” and learn a song to perform for the class.

  • Write a letter for King George III noting your concerns about the treatment of the colonists.

  • Write a skit about some aspect of the creation of the Declaration of Independence. Perform it for the class and videotape it if possible.

  • Create a learning cube about some aspect of the Declaration of Independence to share with the class.

  • Read a book about one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and write a book report.

  • With a classmate, stage a debate for the class with one of you as a Patriot and one as a Loyalist about whether the colonies should break away from Great Britain.

  • Create a PowerPoint or some other multimedia show about some aspect of the Declaration of Independence or one of the signers.

  • Create a series of trading cards on the signers, including relevant information such as their colony, lifespan, etc. Use the links on the signers page to help you research information.

  • Create a game such as Jeopardy! about different aspects of the Declaration.

  • Create a class museum of the era of the Declaration of Independence. Include exhibits about Independence Hall, the writing of the Declaration, the different people involved, the colonies involved and colonial life.

  • Create your own learning center on the Declaration of Independence with different activities for users.

  • Create a newspaper that may have been published on the day the Declaration was signed.

  • Write a story as if you were a person in Philadelphia at the time the Declaration was signed.

  • Create a cartoon related to events of the Declaration of Independence.

  • Go to your school library or to Amazon.com and make a list of books related to the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War.

  • The Declaration of Independence refers to Native Americans. What is said?

 

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