It has been discovered that all of the new history textbooks have a missing page about the Declaration of Independence! It is going to be up to you to create a new page to fill in the blanks, otherwise future students will not be able to learn about the Declaration of Independence!
Students will collaborate with 1-2 partners to develop a replacement for the missing textbook page. The students must be able to identify the most important events surrounding the Declaration of Independence, and be able to explain the context behind the document. Why was the Declaration written? Who drafted it? What important ideas were embodied in the document? What did it mean for different groups of Americans (Women, Enslaved African-Americans, Whites, etc)? What was the opinion of others (Delegates, the British, etc)? What did it do for the Revolutinary effort (Why was it important)? Students will create the page by using the image and text tools, and will then submit the final product.
This challenge does not have to be completed online using the Sea of Liberty tools. If technology or internet access is not available, this may be completed on paper using different materials. A good idea would be to let the students actually read about the Declaration of Independence in their textbooks the class period before, so they have an idea of how much information they should include. Also, textbooks should not be used during this challenge! However any other information the students may have such as notes or articles should be allowed. You may also need to help students realize that not all of the information they may know about the Declaration will be able to fit. A sample textbook page of another topic may help students with their organization and design.