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FC: The Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution


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13 lessons that answer the standards as well as the framing and supporting questions.

Grade: 3rd Grade

Weeks: 3

Pages: 53

Standards: 3.7, 3.10, 3.10d, 3.11, 3.19, 3.20

File Type: pdf

Slide Deck Included: Yes

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Product SKU: PEDFC311


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The history of the United States Constitution and its first ten amendments, or the Bill of Rights, will be covered by the students in this subject. Students will first study about some of the challenges the US faced after the Revolutionary War and how colonial officials gathered in Philadelphia to create a new set of laws. They will learn about the significant discussions that occurred at the convention and the rationale behind why certain Americans favored including a Bill of Rights. They will next consider George Washington’s position as the country’s first president.

13 lessons that answer the standards as well as the framing and supporting questions.

Lessons are developed using all the sources and readings that are in the social studies course frameworks provided by the Louisiana Department of Education.

What does it include:

  1. Detailed lesson plans aligned to the standards and frameworks.
  2. Activities that include all the materials provided in the frameworks
  3. Assessments aligned to the new LDOE field test.
  4. Lesson activity workbook/worksheets
  5. Slide deck


  • 3.1 Create and use a chronological sequence of related events to compare developments and describe instances of change and continuity. 
  • 3.2 Explain connections between ideas, events, and developments in U.S. history. 
  • 3.3 Use a variety of primary and secondary sources to:
  • 3.3a Analyze social studies content. 
  • 3.3b Explain claims and evidence.
  • 3.3cCompare and contrast multiple sources. 
  • 3.4 Construct and express claims that are supported with relevant evidence from primary and/or secondary sources, content knowledge, and clear reasoning in order to: 
  • 3.4a Demonstrate an understanding of social studies content. 
  • 3.4b Compare and contrast content and viewpoints.
  • 3.4c Explain causes and effects.
  • 3.4d Describe counterclaims. 
  • 3.5 Compare life in the United States in the past and present.
  • 3.6 Identify and describe national historical figures, celebrations, and symbols. 
  • 3.6a Describe the achievements of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
  • 3.6b Describe the significance of state and nationally designated holidays, including Inauguration Day, Washington’s Birthday, and Independence Day.
  • 3.6c Describe the history of American symbols, including the Liberty Bell, U.S. flag (etiquette, customs pertaining to the display and use of the flag), bald eagle, national anthem, Uncle Sam, Statue of Liberty, The Pledge of Allegiance, and the national motto “In God We Trust.”
  • 3.6d Identify and describe man-made American monuments and landmarks including the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument, and the White House. 
  • 3.7 Describe the significance of major events in the history of the United States, including the American Revolution.
  • 3.10 Recognize functions of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. 
  • 3.10d Compare and contrast representative democracy (republic) and monarchy.
  • 3.11 Identify and describe basic principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
  • 3.19 Create and use maps and models with a key, scale, and compass with intermediate directions.
  • 3.20 Describe the geographic features of places in the United States.

Framing Question

How did the American Revolution create the United States of America?

Supporting Questions

  1. How did the colonists respond to Parliament’s attempts to tax and tighten its control over the colonies?
  2. How and why did colonists’ attitudes and views of themselves and Great Britain begin to change?
  3. What is the Declaration of Independence and what is its main message?
  4. How did the colonists overcome Britain and win the Revolutionary War?
  5. Why are the events of the American Revolution still important today?



2 reviews for FC: The Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution

  1. Antionette Jones (verified owner)

    This curriculum is awesome keep the students engaged and very informative.

  2. Kimberly Duhon

    The book is excellent

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