Q1W8, October 4 – 8

IF YOU ARE WORKING FROM HOME, please visit your Civics Canvas page for daily instructions and assignments. To access Canvas, go to vPortal and select the Canvas tile. When open, click the M/J Civics tile and you will be directed to the Unit Module: Political Heritage and Founding Fathers. Click on the daily pages in the module for lesson instructions and assignments. If you have any questions or need clarification on the lesson, please let me know and I will set up a zoom meeting. Students will take the Unit 2 DIA next Monday and Tuesday.  We will have a review before the test, but be sure you are on track! 

SUMMATIVE – National Bullying Prevention Month

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #8
Unit of InstructionAmerica's Political Heritage
Standard(s) Taught

SS.7.C.1.3. – Describe how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence
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 provide a timeline of British Acts
I will explain why the British were taxing the colonies
I will describe the British Acts and the colonial responses
I will describe the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence
I will describe the main idea purpose of the Declaration of Independence
I will list and describe the different sections of the DOI

Classroom Activities

Lecture/class discussion – Road to Revolution PowerPoint
Road to Revolution student packet (partner work)
Practice EOC questions (Independent work)

Road to Revolution timeline
Hey King, Get Off Our Backs iCivics lesson

Lecture/Class discussion – Declaration of Independence
Graphic Organizer – identify the parts of the Declaration of Independence
Organize the Grievances

Assignments Due
  • National Bullying Prevention Month Project (summative) DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY 10/13 See link at the top of this page for instructions and rubric
  • Road to Revolution packet (formative)

Students will take the Unit 2 DIA next Monday and Tuesday, 10/11 & 10/12!

Additional Resources


The Enlightenment and the Founding Fathers

Documents that Influenced the Founding Fathers

Road to Revolution

Declaration of Independence

ESOL / ESE Strategies:

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