Create Your Own Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in American History. The basic ideas of the Declaration of Independence are still important today. This activity uses ideas that are important to learners/students and asks them to declare independence from something that limits their freedom in life. This product lays out the task (create a document of declaring independence) and also includes a rubric, brainstorming activity, list of grievances, and response questions to assess student understanding and learning. Do you want your students to understand the basic ideas of the Declaration of Independence?

This activity is great for learners in high school but could also be adjusted to lower grades. The activity asks students to connect a document from hundreds of years ago to an idea present in their own lives. Real world connections are made from this activity.

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Created: Sep 4, 2016

Updated: Jan 26, 2020

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