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Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence

Author: Misty Moffitt

After this lesson, students will understand the important factors that lead up to the declaration of independence.  They will also be able to thoughtfully discuss the context surrounding the document as well as potential bias' presented within it.

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Lesson Instructions

1. Watch the video and answer the questions below it.

2. Read the Declaration of Independence and be prepared to hold a seminar (class discussion) in class.

3.  Optional: review the powerpoint that will be presented in class

Declaration of independence Video

Declaration of Independence Video Questions

  1. Who wrote the declaration of independence?


  1. Who had to be persuaded to take up arms and fight?


  1. What did Thomas Jefferson call slavery?


  1. According to Morgan Freeman, what is the real glory of the Declaration of Independence?

The Declaration


Declaration of Independence