The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in U.S. history, arguably second only to the Constitution itself. A deep understanding of it will illuminate the causes of the American Revolution, and the vision of the Founding Fathers for the new country. For this activity, students will rewrite the Declaration of Independence in their own words. This is a great way for them to demonstrate how much they understood and their ability to parse historical texts.
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Objective: Write the Declaration of Independence in your own words.
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards