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Tool Factory American Independence Lesson

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Keywords: Tool Factory American Independance
Subject(s): Technology, Information Skills, Social Studies, Civics, History
Grades 4 through 7
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Lake Marion Creek Elementary, , FL
Planned By: Jessica Hennings
Original Author: Jessica Hennings, Haines City
The students will use the tool factory software to create a newspaper from July 4th they will use the information they gather from these two web quests:

web quest focuses on three main areas they are:

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
Where the students would be able to get biographies of the founding fathers in order to write personal stories to go in the paper.

How was the Declaration of Independence written?
This part of the web quest will allow the students to get the inside scoop on where the Deceleration of Independence came from and how it was formed.

Why was the Declaration of Independence necessary?
This part of the web quest covers the importance of the Declaration of Independence and what impact it had on our country.

students will than write their opinion articles based on the facts from this website. This is where the positive and negatives of the Declaration of Independence are broken down for the students.

The students will than take the articles they write based on their research, and put them into the newspaper format and publish their own July 4, 1776 newspaper.
Materials: Whiteboards, Projectors, English/Language Arts, Reading, Literacy, Writing, Office Suite, Word Processor, Web Page, Clip Art, Screen Capture, Animation, Internet Services, Worksheets, Student Resources, Assessment, Integrating Technology
Other Items: 1 Tool Factory Software Bonus to help with the publishing, $199 each, total of $199.00