Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

In this lesson, students will explore the structure, purpose, and significance of the Declaration of Independence. Students will analyze the concepts of inalienable or natural rights and government by consent to begin to understand the philosophical foundations of America’s constitutional government

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Civic Virtue, Private Virtue, Individual Responsibility, Representative Government, Natural Rights, Constitution, Bill of Rights, Founders

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.5.K-2: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain what governments are and some of their functions.

D2.Civ.5.6-8: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain the origins, functions, and structure of government with reference to the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, and selected other systems of government.

D2.Civ.8.K-2: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Describe democratic principles such as equality, fairness, and respect for legitimate authority and rules.

D2.Civ.8.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Identify core civic virtues and democratic principles that guide government, society, and communities.
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