The Declaration of Independence: Created Equal?
Through discussion and primary source analysis, students investigate Thomas Jefferson’s efforts to deal with the complex issues of equality and slavery in the Declaration of Independence. After, students rewrite the Declaration of Independence (or portions of it) to fit a contemporary society and may also stage a mock trial with the students playing the roles of Jefferson and others and Library of Congress primary sources serving as evidence.
Civics, Social Studies
American Revolution, declaration of independence, equality, slavery, Thomas Jefferson