The Declaration of Independence


US History The Revolutionary Era The Declaration of Independence
Students examine the Declaration of Independence. They will analyze the meaning behind each section of the document.

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Overview

In this experience, students examine the Declaration of Independence. They will analyze the meaning behind each section of the document.

Objective:

  • Summarize the main ideas of the Declaration of Independence.


The Declaration of Independence is considered a revolutionary document with a revolutionary statement. In this lesson, you will do a close reading of the Declaration of Independence in order to analyze the meaning behind each section of the document.

Objective:

  • Summarize the main ideas of the Declaration of Independence.




Facsimile of the Declaration of Independence


Watch this video about the writing and importance of the Declaration of Independence.


As you watch the video, listen for key words and phrases that people use to describe this document. Write one or more of these words or phrases below.

Post your answer

Sample answers might include:
  • “best pieces of writing”
  • “revolutionary document”
  • “indictment against King George”
  • “free country”
  • “free people”
  • “philosophical basis for civil democracy”
  • “political genius”
  • “new time for humankind”
 
Point out that many people talk about the power of the words and the writing.


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