Engage your students with an analysis of the most epic break-up of all time, a.k.a The Declaration of Independence. This mini bundle includes 3 activities:
-Translation and Analysis: A graphic organizer to translate the document into student-friendly lingo (with a few examples to model), followed by a series of analysis questions
-Revision Analysis: A worksheet that prompts students to analyze the revisions made to Jefferson's first draft
-Mock Declarations: A writing activity that requires students to create their own declaration, modeling the structure of the real Declaration
The Declaration is a staple of most American Literature and American History courses, but these activities make it modern and fun while keeping the rigor. These activities would also work well as part of a unit on persuasive writing.