This unit tells about the Declaration of Independence's five different parts and explains why they are important. The 30 page slide PowerPoint presentation also introduces us the to some of the major leaders. I wanted to make sure that my students understood what this declaration meant to the people at the time. There is a foldable complete with three different ways to differentiate. A half size version of the declaration is supplied for student journals. Included is a page of writing prompts to help students understand and empathize with the Patriots and the Loyalists.