Jefferson Gets a Little Help from His Friends: A Play about the Declaration

Jefferson Gets a Little Help from His Friends: A Play about the Declaration
Jefferson Gets a Little Help from His Friends: A Play about the Declaration
Jefferson Gets a Little Help from His Friends: A Play about the Declaration
Jefferson Gets a Little Help from His Friends: A Play about the Declaration
Jefferson Gets a Little Help from His Friends: A Play about the Declaration
Jefferson Gets a Little Help from His Friends: A Play about the Declaration
Jefferson Gets a Little Help from His Friends: A Play about the Declaration
Jefferson Gets a Little Help from His Friends: A Play about the Declaration
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This is a read-aloud play to help students understand how Enlightenment thinkers influenced the Founding Fathers. The play is written in the style of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." As Thomas Jefferson wearily tries to pen the Declaration of Independence, he is visited by ghosts in the forms of John Locke, King John of England, the Baron de Montesquieu, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Each of the men tell Jefferson about their ideas and ask him to include them in the Declaration and the new government. The ideas include rights included in the Magna Carta, the Social Contract, inalienable rights of man, and separation of powers. Students will enjoy a trip through time as they read the dialogue. With a projector, this play requires no copies since the text is quite large and easily read from a distance. A Reader Response Sheet is included for active learning of each student as they hear the play read aloud. The number of each question appears on the slide where the answer can be found. This strategy works well for struggling readers. There is also a quick write essay at the end for more advanced students. Enjoy and happy history! Penny Wood
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90 minutes
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