"Hey, I Didn’t Say That!": Using Quotes in Context
When taken out of context, quotes can have an entirely different meaning from what was originally intended. What would be the consequences of taking a quote out of context? Why...
A Trustee’s Reason for Treason
The actions of the revolutionaries could be considered treason against their British king. Which one of these grievances listed by the revolutionaries in the Declaration of Independence would drive you...
Actions and Reactions
In the aftermath of the French and Indian War, Great Britain tried to recoup its financial losses by imposing taxes on the colonies. To the British, this made perfect sense:...
And the Winner Is…
The American Revolution can be best characterized by testing authority, deciding loyalties, and above all else, questioning the way things worked. Where, and how, do we see five universal character...
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Curator Challenge: You Decide!
You are the curator of a museum. Create an exhibit about the contributions to the idea of liberty of one of the following founding fathers: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas...
Declaration Double Take
The Declaration of Sentiments and the Declaration of Independence have a few things in common….what are they? Use the word cloud tool to compare the two documents and then create...
If the statue of Thomas Jefferson at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial came to life as the events in this YouTube video unfolded around him, not what would he say but...
Know Your Rights Using Primary Sources: Listing your own grievances
Students will be working in pairs examining three primary sources -listing the grievances in the Declaration of Independence, the individual rights listed in the U.S. Bill of Rights (creating one...
Making Connections:The Declaration of Independence and The US Constitution
What were some of the grievances that the signers of the Declaration of Independence had against Great Britain and the King and how do we see these grievances reflected in...