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Understanding the Declaration of Independence

Students identify and interpret the Declaration of Independence and the rights and privileges demanded in the document. They also identify how those rights and privileges have affected our history. Students then research about the reluctant author of it, Thomas Jefferson, and prepare an oral report paraphrasing an excerpt of the Declaration of Independence.

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6th - 8th
United States History
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Lesson Plans
1 day
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