Monday, October 12, 2009

Declaration of Independence

The purpose of this class is to get some background information about the Declaration of Independence, the meetings in which it was formed, the people who wrote, altered and signed it, and perhaps some of the reasons why they struggled with it.

As you are navigating through the site please take a look at and get the following in your notes

1) What does the Declaration say?

2) Some of the timeline, the larger timeline can be found here (includes war and legal events)

3) Some of the biographies: Signers, other people

Some of the main characters in the movie that we will be watching are John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Edward Rutledge and John Dickinson (who is on the "other people" page)
Some of the events at the time

We will be in the lab the full hour.

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