Q1W8, October 3-7

SUMMATIVE – National Bullying Prevention Month

TeacherCara Copeland
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #8
Unit of InstructionAmerica's Political Heritage and Founding Fathers
Standard(s) Taught

SS.7.C.1.3. – Describe how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence
SS.7.C.1.4. – Analyze the ideas (natural rights, role of government) and complaints set forth in the Declaration of Independence
SS.7.C.1.5 – Identify how the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation led to the writing of the Constitution.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I will provide a timeline of British Acts
I will explain why the British were taxing the colonies
I will describe the British Acts and the colonial responses
I will describe the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence
I will describe the main idea purpose of the Declaration of Independence
I will list and describe the different sections of the DOI

Classroom Activities

Lecture/class discussion – Road to Revolution PowerPoint
Road to Revolution student packet (partner work)
Practice EOC questions (Independent work)

Road to Revolution timeline
Hey King, Get Off Our Backs iCivics lesson

Lecture/Class discussion – Declaration of Independence
Graphic Organizer – identify the parts of the Declaration of Independence
Organize the Grievances

Assignments Due
  • National Bullying Prevention Month Project (summative) DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY 10/13 See link at the top of this page for instructions and rubric
  • Road to Revolution packet (formative)

Students will take the Unit 2 DIA next Monday and Tuesday, 10/11 & 10/12!

Additional Resources


The Enlightenment and the Founding Fathers

Documents that Influenced the Founding Fathers

Road to Revolution

Declaration of Independence

ESOL / ESE Strategies:

Read Aloud, Call & response with movements, use of images, graphic organizers, additional time, scaffolding