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.

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SOAPStone Graphic Organizer

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

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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