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Founding of the US


Curipod generated lesson: "Founding of the US". #1-4

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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
In what year was the United States founded?
2. Slide
60 seconds
The US was founded in 1776 when the Continental Congress declared independence from Britain. The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson and adopted by Congress. In 1787, the US Constitution was written and ratified, establishing the government of the US.
Founding of the US
3. Slide
60 seconds
Declaration of Independence: The document that declared the United States a free and independent nation in 1776. Constitution: The document that outlines the laws and framework of the United States government. Bill of Rights: The first ten amendments to the Constitution that guarantee citizens of the United States specific rights and freedoms.
4. Slide
60 seconds
The original 13 colonies of the United States included some of the oldest towns in the country, including Jamestown (1607), Plymouth (1620), and Boston (1630). One of the original colonies, Georgia, was founded as a humane effort to provide a safe haven for debtors and people in poverty. The original flag of the United States had 13 stars and 13 stripes, one for each of the original colonies.
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5. Open question
300 seconds
What were some of the conflicts between the colonists and the British that led to the founding of the United States?
6. Open question
300 seconds
How did the colonists collaborate to form the United States?
7. Open question
300 seconds
What role did conflict and collaboration play in the founding of the United States?
8. Open question
300 seconds
How has the founding of the United States impacted our lives today?
9. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a spaceship made out of cheese flying through a galaxy of ice cream scoops.
10. Drawings
1260 seconds
Question: How did the US come to be founded? Clues: • The US Declaration of Independence was written in 1776. • The US Constitution was written in 1787. • The American Revolutionary War was fought between 1775-1783. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw a timeline of the founding of the US that shows the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Revolutionary War. B. Draw a map of the 13 original colonies of the US.
11. Poll
60 seconds
What year was the Declaration of Independence signed?
  • 1776
  • 1876
  • 1576
  • 1676
12. Poll
60 seconds
Who was the first President of the United States?
  • George Washington
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Benjamin Franklin
13. Poll
60 seconds
What is the name of the ship that carried Pilgrims to America in 1620?
  • Mayflower
  • Spirit of St. Louis
  • Titanic
  • HMS Bounty
14. Poll
60 seconds
When was the American Revolutionary War fought?
  • 1775-1783
  • 1861-1865
  • 1914-1918
  • 1939-1945
15. Poll
60 seconds
Who wrote Common Sense, a pamphlet that helped convince colonists to support independence from Great Britain?
  • Thomas Paine
  • John Adams
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Paul Revere
16. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What was the name of the document that declared the independence of the United States from Great Britain?

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