Signing the Declaration of Their Independence

Signing the declaration of their independence

Overview

Students compare and contrast a famous print celebrating the Declaration of Independence with a political cartoon about woman suffrage, then complete a close read of the Declaration’s introduction or preamble. After, students create a product of their choosing that provides a commentary on the meaning of that text in the context of today.

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Grade

High School

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Length

40-60 minutes

Topics

close reading, comparing sources, declaration of independence, woman suffrage

Author

Primary Source Nexus

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