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Teaching The Declaration of Independence and its legacy

The Declaration of Independence and its legacy

Today, the 4th of July might just mean a barbecue, fireworks, and good times with friends and family. But on the fourth day of July in 1776, British colonists did something remarkable. They rebelled against their mother country and declared the creation of a brand new one: The United States of America.

Actively Learn adaptation of a USH.org article
USHistory.org

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why does the Declaration of Independence matter today?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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