This essay is meant to assess student knowledge of the Declaration of Independence and why it was created. It gives students an opportunity to get creative with the information they have learned and usually I get great essays/letters. This download includes directions for the letter with differentiations for students. Differentiations include directions for a move out letter and an informative essay. I've included directions for each paragraph and a rubric for grading. My school is on a standards based grading system, meaning that 4 is the best.