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Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence

Author: Donna Whitney

Objectives:  The students will be able to:

  • Describe the key parts of the Declaration of Independence 
  • Explain the basic ideas about government contained in the DOI
  • Analyze the text of the document

               1. what does it mean?  

                2. what is it’s significance or impact on history?

Directions:  While you view this tutorial please take notes using the graphic organizer.  You will also be asked to stop the video to perform some tasks.  

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Declaration of Independence Graphic Organizer

Use this graphic organizer and complete while viewing the tutorial.


SOAPStone Graphic Organizer

Please use the SOAPStone while you analyze the text of the Declaration of Independence.


The Declaration of Independence

This tutorial will provide background information on the Declaration of Independence and the SOAPStone activity used to analyze the text.

Source: We the People: The Citizen & The Constitution; The American Republic: To 1877