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Declaration of Independence – Videos & Activities

Use these educational videos and activities to learn about the Declaration of Independence and the historical events that preceded its adoption by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. Students will learn about the Boston Tea Party, Thomas Jefferson, and the American Revolution. Each video is paired with three extension activities for your classroom.
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Declaration of Independence – Videos & Activities

Watch the videos to learn about The Declaration of Independence, which was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

Boston Tea Party and Thomas Jefferson

Appropriate Grades: K–3

This video gives a brief overview of historical events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Source: Pearson Social Studies on youtube.com

Length: 2 minutes 16 seconds

Extension Activities

Declaration of Independence Song

Appropriate Grades: 4–8

Learn about the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence through the catchy song in this music video.

Source: The Grammarheads on youtube.com

Length: 4 minutes 1 seconds

Extension Activities

America the Story of Us: Declaration of Independence

Appropriate Grades: 9-12

This video considers the wording of the Declaration of Independence and its indictment of King George III.

Source: History Channel on youtube.com

Length: 4 minutes

Extension Activities

Please preview the Closed Captioning (CC) to ensure it is appropriate for your students. These captions are provided by the video publisher and may not represent the spoken content.




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