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Day 4: The Declaration of Independence

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.6
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The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize students with the major political principles embedded in the Declaration of Independence including consent of the governed, unalienable rights, and equality. By gaining a deeper understanding of these concepts, students will have a better understanding of why the Declaration is considered an enduring document. Special Materials: Students will need a copy of the anchor text. Students will need a text copy of the American Declaration of Independence (1776). The paragraphs of the Declaration should be numbered.
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