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 a digital poster with images that helps explain the differences between the two.
This challenge asks students to draw comparisons between the Declaration of Independence and the Declaration of Sentiments, so it would work well as an introductory activity for a unit on women’s suffrage. Using the word cloud tool should help focus students on the key ideas in both documents and then when they source the documents, they will see that the Declaration of Sentiments takes its form from the Declaration of Independence. As an extension activity, students could search for other documents that are inspired by the Declaration of Independence.