What were the major events that led up to the signing of The Declaration of Independence? This trivia challenge will give you the answers – in a fun way!
- Print and cut out the cards for your players and keep the answers for yourself.
- Shuffle the cards and lay them out on a table.
- Have one child look over the cards and pick out the event he thinks happened first. If he chooses the right card, have him read it out loud and set the card aside for the timeline.
- If he chooses the wrong card, let the next player go.
- Keep going until all of the cards are in order in your timeline.
Answer Key for Mom:
- 1765, March – The Stamp Act
- 1770, March – The Boston Massacre
- 1773, December – The Boston Tea Party
- 1775, April 18 – Paul Revere’s Ride
- 1775 , April 19 – Shots Fired at Lexington and Concord
- 1776, January – Common Sense Fuels Independence
- 1776, July 4 – Declaration of Independence