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					The Declaration of
  Independence

Free at last, Free at last
     The Rules for the
        discussion
• Everyone participates
    • (participate by thinking, speaking, and
          listening)
• Be polite
    • Use names
    • Raise hands
    • No interruptions
    • Stick to question and the text
    Step 1

Chairs in a circle
            Step #2

• Have the students read text
  silently first marking words they
  have questions about, ideas
  they like, main ideas, etc.
        Step#3

Read the selection out loud
         Step#5
       The Opening
• Question #1: What is the
  purpose of the Declaration of
  Independence?
• Question#2: Why was Jefferson
  given credit for writing it?
               Step#6
              The Core
• Question #1: Does
  the US practice
  what Jefferson
  wrote in paragraph
  2? Yes? No? Cite
  examples.
• Question #2: What
  is meant by “we
  hold these truths to
  be self-evident?”
              Step 6
          The Core cont.
• Question #3: What did
  Jefferson say that gave
  people the right to
  alter or abolish a form
  of government? Do you
  agree or disagree with
  his sentiment?
• Question #4: Who is
  “he” that Jefferson is
  referring to in the
  document?
       Step 7
     The Closing
  Question # 1: How are the
rights listed in the document
     apply to you today?
           Step #8
          The Finale
• Write your own Declaration Of
  Independence document to your
  parents, teacher,
  girlfriend/boyfriend and tell
  reasons why you want you
  desire your independence from
  them.
• Must be a 3 bodied paper
   • Intro, main body, conclusion

				
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