Q1W9, October 10-14



TeacherCara Copeland
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #9
Unit of InstructionAmerica's Political Heritage and Founding Fathers/DIA
Standard(s) Taught

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 show mastery of the Unit Standards.
I will identify the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.

Classroom Activities


Road to Revolution video and slide packet (take notes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdZ2bQH5-e4

Road to Revolution Worksheet


The Declaration of Independence video and slide packet (take notes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msD3xszpVPI&t=63s

Organize the Grievances Worksheet


Hey, King: Get Off Our Backs! Whole group reading and activity


Summative Review
America’s Political Heritage and Founding Fathers Summative assessment
DIA #2 (this will not be included in Quarter 1 grading)



Assignments Due

Road to Revolution worksheet

Grievances worksheet

DIA Unit 2 

Additional Resources

ESOL / ESE Strategies:

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