In this two-day lesson, students read and interpret the Declaration of Independence as well as excerpts from some of the philosophical writings that influenced it. Students discuss the Declaration of Independence using a Socratic Seminar format.


Teacher Resources:


Declaration of Independence Lesson Plan Overview.pdf
Declaration of Independence Text.pdf (grouped by section)


Handouts:


Declaration of Independence Prep Readings.pdf
Declaration of Indepedence Text 2.pdf (line numbers included)
Declaration of Independence Ticket.pdf
Seminar Discussion Norms.pdf








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