The Road to Independence: Analyzing the Declaration of Independence

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The following quiz is targeted towards middle school US history students. This quiz can be given as a preparation assignment before a unit test on the causes of the American Revolution and/or the Declaration of Independence.

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5 Replies to “The Road to Independence: Analyzing the Declaration of Independence”

  1. This is really cool. I like all the embedded videos in your quiz. It feels like a really effective learning experience. It doesn’t really feel like a quiz as much as it does a pleasant learning experience with guiding questions. Nice job!

    1. Thanks, Chris! A lot of my students seem to learn best through visual explanations, so I like to have short videos on deck to help them if the way I’ve explained something doesn’t make sense to them.

  2. Great work with your quiz, Madi! I’d take this version of a quiz over a traditional Scantron any day! I love how this quiz has a variety of questions! There’s some multiple choice, selections, short answers, which all deal with different content–some of these questions are directed toward a video, others toward a primary source. Once again, great job!

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Matt! I tried to complete this assignment while having the students from my 8th grade US History class in mind. That class gets bored easily, and I’ve found that using a variety of content helps in keeping them engaged. 🙂

  3. I agree with all the comments above – a great example of what you can do with Google forms. Great variety of content – text, images and videos.

    Your use of sections allows for differentiated learning. Feedback on wrong answers give a chance to reteach. Correct answers win some praise.

    A great demonstration of elevating a test to an interactive experience that reinforces learning.

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