The Declaration of Independence: Its Legacy and Ideas in Today’s World

How is it possible that such an old document still triggers modern discussions? Teach scholars why the Declaration of Independence is still so important today using an informative resource. They watch various educational videos, work in groups, and finish the lessons by writing expository essays.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip your class by asking learners to watch the video clips at home
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires Internet access 
  • Involves a few different materials, including printed copies of various worksheets and graphic organizers and a SMART board or projector
  • Lays out the plan in easy-to-follow steps for both class periods
  • Includes guidelines and methods to evaluate for learning
  • None
Common Core