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 document includes step by step instructions and response questions for students to answer as they create their own personal Declaration of Independence.
This product includes two tasks:
- Task 1: Students will answer thought questions about freedoms and treatment they experience as a young person. This will help them develop a list complaints or "grievances" about their treatment.
- Task 2: Students will create a document declaring independence from something affecting their freedom. This will be a product creation. Students must then answer response questions based on their creation.
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.
This is Version 2 of the Create Your Own Declaration of Independence Activity. This is different from the original. If you are interested in the original version, please click the link: Create Your Own Declaration of Independence.
This product includes a Microsoft Word and PDF version of the resource.
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