The Declaration of Independence

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Guide teenagers through a study of the Declaration of Independence. Learners read the document, keeping a guiding question in mind as they examine this primary source. They then respond to three questions relating to the text and the US's national identity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Read and mark the text together as a class
  • Use the discussion questions to prompt discussion, as essay questions, or in another context of your choosing
Classroom Considerations

  • The questions are simply listed on the page, so you may wish to prompt learners to use a separate sheet of paper or create your own accompanying worksheet
Pros

  • Provides a typed-out copy of the entire text
  • Discussion questions require higher-level thinking
Cons

  • None