The Declaration of Independence

Author: Debra J. Housel
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 0743905393
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this Spanish-translated script, travel back in time to when the Declaration of Independence was written. Students will act out the roles of the writers, experiencing the thoughts and feelings they had while creating this revolutionary document. This script includes roles written at various reading levels, allowing teachers to implement differentiation and English language learner strategies into their instruction. This feature allows teachers to assign each role based on their students' individual reading levels, encouraging everyone to get involved in the same activity. Whether students are struggling or proficient readers, they can all gain confidence in their reading fluency and feel successful. By performing together, students will also practice interacting cooperatively, reading aloud, and using expressive voices and gestures while storytelling. With an accompanying poem and song to give readers additional fluency practice, this script is a dynamic resource sure to engage a classroom of varied readers.

The Declaration of Independence

Author: David Armitage
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674022829
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In a stunningly original look at the American Declaration of Independence, David Armitage reveals the document in a new light: through the eyes of the rest of the world. Not only did the Declaration announce the entry of the United States onto the world stage, it became the model for other countries to follow. Armitage examines the Declaration as a political, legal, and intellectual document, and is the first to treat it entirely within a broad international framework. He shows how the Declaration arose within a global moment in the late eighteenth century similar to our own. He uses over one hundred declarations of independence written since 1776 to show the influence and role the U.S. Declaration has played in creating a world of states out of a world of empires. He discusses why the framers' language of natural rights did not resonate in Britain, how the document was interpreted in the rest of the world, whether the Declaration established a new nation or a collection of states, and where and how the Declaration has had an overt influence on independence movements--from Haiti to Vietnam, and from Venezuela to Rhodesia. Included is the text of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and sample declarations from around the world. An eye-opening list of declarations of independence since 1776 is compiled here for the first time. This unique global perspective demonstrates the singular role of the United States document as a founding statement of our modern world.

The Declaration of Independence

Author: United States
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439407007
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The text of the Declaration of Independence is accompanied by engaging illustrations meant to help explain the meaning of this important document.

Inventing America

Author: Garry Wills
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385542836
Format: PDF, ePub
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From one of America's foremost historians, Inventing America compares Thomas Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration of Independence with the final, accepted version, thereby challenging many long-cherished assumptions about both the man and the document. Although Jefferson has long been idealized as a champion of individual rights, Wills argues that in fact his vision was one in which interdependence, not self-interest, lay at the foundation of society. "No one has offered so drastic a revision or so close or convincing an analysis as Wills has . . . The results are little short of astonishing" —(Edmund S. Morgan, New York Review of Books)

Jefferson s Declaration of Independence

Author: Allen Jayne
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813148367
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Allen Jayne analyzes the ideology of the Declaration of Independence -- and its implications -- by going back to the sources of Jefferson's ideas: Bolingbroke, Kames, Reid, and Locke. He concludes that the Declaration must be read as an attack on two claims of absolute authority: that of government over its subjects and of religion over the minds of men. Today's world is more secular than Jefferson's, and the importance of philosophical theology in eighteenth-century critical thought must be recognized in order to understand fully and completely the Declaration's implications. Jayne addresses this need by putting religion back into the discussion.

Understanding the Declaration of Independence

Author: James Wolfe
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766068757
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Declaration of Independence became the cornerstone document of our democratic nation. But why was it written? What influenced its author, Thomas Jefferson, and what made it so revolutionary? Discover how this document shaped the foundation of a nation, and how it continues to influence American government today.

Declaration of Independence

Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635235062
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The United States Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, announcing that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were no longer a part of the British Empire. Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration is a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The birthday of the United States of America—Independence Day—is celebrated on July 4, the day the wording of the Declaration was approved by Congress.

The United States Declaration of Independence Original and Modernized Capitalization Versions

Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434404978
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume collects two versions of the United States Declaration of Independence, one with the original capitalization and one with modernized capitalization. Also included: the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (written by The Marquis de Lafayette, with help from his friend and neighbor, American envoy to France, Thomas Jefferson).

The Declaration of Independence

Author: Jill Mulhall
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 0743987462
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Declaration of Independence changed America forever. Readers will learn about the events that led up to the Declaration including unfair taxation from King George III and the Boston Tea Party. the vivid images, engaging sidebars, and supportive text explain what roles John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson played in the creation of the document and what they meant by including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. to help readers better understand the vocabulary and content, an accommodating table of contents and glossary are provided.