Declaration of Independence Scavenger Hunt - Thomas Jefferson, George Washington


Declaration of Independence Scavenger Hunt – Thomas Jefferson, George Washington perfect for grades 4-8!

Number of Pages: 31 pages


The Declaration of Independence Scavenger Hunt can be used as an introduction or review activity. You can use the Declaration of Independence resource as task cards, a scavenger hunt or both. The Scavenger Hunt is designed so that students must visit each of the ten fact cards at least two times! That means they have to read the small passage or skim for details twice! Students will use non-fiction social studies content to practice reading skills, improve fluency and reading comprehension. Also included are 10 ideas for how to use task cards! The possibilities are endless for this cross-curriculum activity! This engaging Declaration of Independence activity covers the following: 1st Continental Congress, 2nd Continental Congress, Thomas Jefferson, King George III, the four parts of the Declaration, John Adams and George Washington.

This Declaration of Independence activity can be used as task cards for sub plans, partner activities, SCOOT activities, scavenger hunts, anticipatory sets, unit review, stations, or independent work. How you chose to set it up in your classroom is up to you J There are so many possibilities that allow students to be out of their seats, moving around the room and learning!


10 Declaration of Independence Fact Cards to hang around the room. Each Fact Card contains a small reading passage, title and a picture.

8 ELA Task Cards – Students use reading and comprehension skills (Common Core)

4 Math Task Cards – Students complete basic addition and subtraction

4 Timeline Task Cards – Questions to reiterate how to read a timeline

2 Writing Task Cards – Open-ended, creative thinking prompts

2 Drawing Task Cards – Quick draw to show comprehension

(20 task cards total)

• 2 Recording Sheets to choose from

One with the questions directly on it, the other is blank to use with the task cards.

The recording sheet is broken down into categories – ELA, Math, Timeline, Drawing and Writing.

Teacher Answer Key

4 Blank Task Cards for the teacher to use for additional questions. ( I use them for early finisher tasks)

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