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The Declaration of Independence: "An Expression of the American Mind"

The Declaration's Origins: Four (4) Primary Sources for Understanding the Declaration of Independence Much of the language and many of the ideas in the Declaration can be found in other documents, to which Jefferson and the other writers had access. In this activity, students will be able to see these influences and understand the evolution of ideas over time that culminated in the Declaration. (At this point, the teacher may want to show students the Maier interview or explain her view of the ideological underpinnings of the Declaration.)

Either working individually or in small groups, students will receive a copy the Declaration of Independence (to be annotated), copies of these four documents, and a chart to record information.As students read each of the four documents, they will search for the portion of the Declaration that was influenced by the document's text. 1. 2. 3. 4. Activity 2. 1. 2. Teacher Annotation in a separate PDF. 3. 4. 5. 6. Instructor's Manual. Abraham Lincoln-Related Curriculum and Lesson Plans. Abraham Lincoln on Slavery and Race High school: This lesson covers the extension, restriction, and reorganization of political democracy after 1800; and sources and character of cultural, religious, and social reform movements in the antebellum era.

Abraham Lincoln-Related Curriculum and Lesson Plans

Sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Learning Online from Ford's Theatre Various grades through high school level: The Washington, DC site of the assassination of President Lincoln presents a virtual tour, classroom aids and distance learning resources. Emancipation Proclamation Activity This comprehensive website enables students to debate issues connected with this critical document, based on five motivating factors. Sponsored by HarpWeek. Emancipation Proclamation: Freedom's First Steps Grades 9-12: Students examine the Emancipation Proclamation, how Lincoln formulated it, what the public thought of it, and the era in which it was drafted. Related LinksLincoln Field Trip IdeasLincoln Web Sites for Students. The History Place. Teacher Resources.

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Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations. Discover and discuss ways to bring the power of Library of Congress primary sources into the classroom. Go to the blog Subscribe to the blog via e-mail or RSS. Using Primary Sources Discover quick and easy ways to begin using primary sources in your classroom, with teachers' guides, information on citing sources and copyright, and the Library's primary source analysis tool. TPS Partners The Teaching with Primary Sources Program builds partnerships with educational organizations to support effective instruction using primary sources. Primary Sources from the National Humanities Center. Collections of primary resources compatible with the Common Core State Standards — historical documents, literary texts, and works of art — thematically organized with notes and discussion questions.

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