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Standard 2

Students will understand the chronology and significance of key events leading to self-government.

Objective 1

Describe how the movement toward revolution culminated in a Declaration of Independence.

  • Charters of Freedom
    This National Archive exhibit displays The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. It also contains interactive articles about the Making of the Charters and the impact of the Charters of Freedom.
  • Colonial America (1492-1763) - Jump Back in Time
    Learn about Colonial America and influential leaders of that time.
  • Declare the Causes:The Declaration of Independence
    This unit from EDSITEment capitalizes on the propensity to complain to increase student awareness of the precedents behind the Declaration of Independence. By the completion of this unit, students will be able to describe and list the sections of the Declaration of Independence and explain the basic purpose of each. They will also be able to give an example of a document that served as a precedent for the Declaration, list and explain one or more of the colonists' complaints included in the Declaration, and demonstrate an awareness of the Declaration of Independence as a historical process developed in protest of unfair conditions.
  • George Washington: A National Treasure
    These lessons introduce students to some of the events and issues that shaped George Washington's life. The activities should enhance your students' knowledge of Washington and expand their horizons about this complex and interesting man.
  • Name The Founding Fathers
    Try to name the founding fathers based on clues you find in history.
  • Revolutionary Period - Jump Back in Time
    The Revolutionary Period (1764-1789) of our history is the focus of this web site.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Robert  Austin and see the Social Studies website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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