This is a project assignment, rubric, and graphic organizer for a group project where the students create their own Declaration of Independence.
Students will create their own imaginative situation where one group wants freedom from another. They will use the format of the American Declaration of Independence to create one for their own situation.
I have had students be werewolves declaring freedom from the moon, hair declaring freedom from beauty products, worker bees declaring freedom from the queen bee! You'd be amazed how creative students can be when they have the choice to create their own world.