Declaration DBQ

Learning Target: I will identify the attitudes, actions, and grievances leading to a Declaration of Independence by the colonists from Great Britain’s crown.

  1. Take the Declaration of Independence Document Based Questions Guide and Response Sheet from the shelf. Take out a writing tool and immediately head both documents.
  2. Immediately analyze this image: Paul Revere’s 1770 print _Brittish Ships of War Landing Their Troops, 1768_mod
  3. Silently work for three-minutes to fill out the Five W’s (Who, What, Where, When, Why) for the Do Now section of the Declaration DBQ Guide.
  4. Go over possible answers to the Do Now activity.
  5. Review instructions to a 12-minute activity where students work in Expert Groups to analyze and synthesize one Document. Students will then create a Collaborative Poster that includes answers to the Guide Questions and all Five W’s (Who, What, Where, When, Why).
  6. Work on the Collaborative Poster for 12 minutes. Once the timer goes off, all groups will turn in colored markers and place their Collaborative Poster in the assigned station.
  7. Students will have a Gallery Walk to complete filling out the Declaration DBQ Guide. They will spend one-minute at each station during the Gallery Walk.
  8. Once completing the Gallery Walk, immediately remove the Collaborative Poster from the station and place it in the assigned area.
  9. Students will answer the Learning Target in the form of a T-Chart, by comparing the attitudes, actions, and grievances of the Colonists and King George III.