AG – Declaration of Independence

AG – Declaration of Independence

Today we will be looking at the Declaration of Independence. This is one of those timeless primary documents of our country’s history. We will take the time to read through its entirety and talk about its contents.


  1. What is a primary document?
  2. What was happening in the 13 Colonies that led up to the creation of the Declaration of Independence?
  3. What were the challenges of creating such a statement to the crown?

The Reading

As a class we will read through the Declaration of Independence. 

Small Group

Work in groups of three to complete the packet, breaking down the Declaration of Independence into 3 body parts.

Large Group

Discussion of its role in our country then and now.

The Assignment



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