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The Declaration of Independence stated that “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” Were ALL equal? Create the front page of a newspaper examining that question, using the three selected images to make your point.
Teachers are able to check the students’ understanding of equal rights of select groups throughout history.
- Go to My Collection to find the quote from the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all mean are created equal.” Use the source analysis questions to learn who wrote this, when, and why. What does this tell you?
- Go to My Collection to look at three images for this challenge. Use the source analysis questions to learn more about each image. What do these images tell you about equality?
- Go to Create. Using the quote and the images, write a newspaper article that talks about the challenges, setbacks, and accomplishments of each group in the image. Your newspaper should answer the challenge question: Were ALL equal?
- Can you think of another group that was not treated equally? Feel free to add an additional article for that group.